Mental health top reason for social care absences

By Paul Marinko | 20 September 2023

New research has claimed mental health and stress is the most common reason for social care staff sickness and absence in more than 77% of councils.

The data obtained from 114 councils by the British Psychological Society (BPS) also revealed 1.6m days of sickness absence were taken by adult and children’s social care staff at the councils surveyed.

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