Homophobia a ‘problem in the profession’ say 4 in 10 social workers
Workplace discrimination on the grounds of sexuality is a common problem in the social care profession, a new poll of social workers suggests.
An online survey conducted by Community Care found that 40 per cent of social workers believed that homophobia is an issue in social care.
Just under a third (30 per cent) said they “didn’t know” whether it was a problem, while the same number did not believe it was an issue.
The survey highlighted a number of alleged specific incidents of homophobic abuse and prejudice faced by social workers, from both colleagues and members of the public.
August 15, 2012