Sick Leave (4287/18)

Request

For the financial year April 2017 – March 2018, I would like to know the number of officers in total that took sick leave for psychological disorders. And if possible (but not essential) if you could let me know the breakdown for how many officers took sick leave for a) depression b) anxiety c) stress d) post traumatic stress.

Response

Please find enclosed our response.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

Sickness Count
Anxiety 205
Depression 71
Other Mental Disorders 9
Other Stress 302
Post-Traumatic Stress 14
Grand Total 601

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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