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Additional guidance

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

While these resources do not amount to formal additions or changes to the Impress Standards Code, they provide useful information for journalists, as well as members of the public, on a range of reporting issues and topics.

There are additional exclusive resources available to Impress members on a range of other topics.

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Guidance for reporting on social workers

Reporting on social workers.

Guidance to assist the responsible reporting of 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 guidance

Family court reporting.

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

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Domestic violence reporting guidance

Domestic violence reporting.

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

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

Reporting on suicide.

Media guidelines for reporting suicide and self-harm respectfully and safely. Developed by the Samaritans.

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Young door to door volunteers talking to senior woman and taking a survey at her front door.

Reporting on polls and surveys.

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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A close up of a red emergency triangle on the road in front of a damaged car and unrecognizable people. A car accident concept.

Road collisions reporting.

Road collision reporting guidelines, produced by Active Travel Academy in consultation with road safety, legal, media and policing organisations.

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