There is evidence on a global and multi-disciplinary level showing that workplace trauma can affect people’s behaviour, beliefs and attitudes within the support professions. The term ‘vicarious trauma’ includes conceptual changes regarding trust, intimacy and respect. There is no research stemming from the Welsh context; however, anecdotal evidence suggests that social workers suffer the symptoms of vicarious trauma as a result of their work.
Turnover rates have increased by 48% in 2018, so the aim of the research is to estimate the frequency of vicarious trauma and to establish whether there is a link between turnover and vicarious trauma.
Start Date: October 2018