Additional Resources

This section features media and reporting resources, either written by third-party organisations, by IMPRESS, or by IMPRESS in partnership with a third-party organisation. 


**While these do not amount to formal IMPRESS guidance or a change to the IMPRESS Standards Code, they provide useful information for journalists as well as members of the public on different reporting issues and topics.**


Reporting on Social Workers

> Guide designed to assist journalists and others to responsibly report cases concerning social workers, developed by the Social Workers Union and the British Association of Social Workers, in consultation with IMPRESS. 

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Family Court Reporting

> Guide designed to assist journalists and others to approach issues relating to publicity in court proceedings, developed by Transparency Project.

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Domestic Violence Reporting

> Dignity for dead women: Media Guidelines for reporting domestic violence deaths. Developed by Level Up.

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Suicide Reporting

> Media guidelines for reporting suicide to find out how to cover suicide and self-harm safely. Developed by Samaritans.

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Polls and Surveys Reporting

> Guidance for journalists on how to accurately report on surveys and opinion polls. Developed by IMPRESS and the Marketing Research Society (MRS).

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Road Collisions Reporting

> Road Collision Reporting Guidelines, produced by Active Travel Academy in consultation with road safety, legal, media and policing organisations and individuals, to supplement professional codes of conduct and support the highest standards of reporting in broadcast, print and online.

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Opportunity to respond

> Guidance for journalists on editorial judgements about whether to offer people an opportunity to respond before a story about them is published, when that story has the potential to negatively impact on their reputation and/or some aspect of their personal or professional lives. Developed by IMPRESS.

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