September 9, 2013

Sussex Council Blacklists Violent Residents

In an attempt to reduce the risks of verbal abuse and physical attacks on staff, Local Authorities across Sussex add names of residents with a past history of violence to a 'blacklist'.

Residents are on the lists for a range of reasons including physically assaulting staff, racial or sexual harassment, verbal abuse, deliberate self-harm or damaging property.

The Brighton Argus spoke to a Brighton and Hove City Council spokesman who said: “Brighton and Hove City Council has a database, called the Clients of Concern Register, which aims to help ensure the health and safety of frontline staff who work with the public.

“People can be added to this register following a violent/aggressive incident involving a member of our staff.”