Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 17th July 2018
Imran Hussain Labour, Bradford East
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers have taken sick leave for reasons of mental health in each year from 2010.
Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice
HM Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) is committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of its staff, with all staff having access to a comprehensive occupational health service and employee assistance programme.
The number of band 3-5 prison officers who have taken sickness absence due to mental and behavioural disorders since 2009/10 can be found in table 1 below.
Table 1: Band 3-5 officers1 who have taken sickness absence due to mental & behavioural disorders2, 2009/10 to 2017/18