Prison staff under strain

Unprecedented rise in treatment for work related trauma

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Prison Officer’s planned industrial action. Image: Getty images, Cate Gillon

Spending on therapy for prison staff increased nearly ten-fold in the last two years, a parliamentary question has revealed.

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Spending on therapy for prison staff ten times higher than in 2014

Therapy for prison staff on the rise. Image: Bgrimmni

Spending on therapy for prison staff has increased ten fold since 2014, an answer to a parliamentary question revealed last week. In 2014 the National Offender Management Service spent £22,131 on psychological therapies for work related trauma, this rose to £199,690 in 2016.