Professional boundaries

In-house course
SKU
PBIH

Clarify professional boundaries for staff to work effectively and safely with vulnerable people; maintaining a positive, friendly working relationship at a professional distance.

This is a 1 day in-house course (we come to you).

Clarify professional boundaries for staff to work effectively and safely with vulnerable people maintaining a positive and friendly working relationship at a professional distance.

Discuss the importance of boundaries for service users, staff and organisations; identify where boundaries become blurred or violated; evaluate specific risks associated with social media; and learn essential strategies to maintain a healthy balance between personal and professional life.

    This training is available for individual staff members on our open programme in Bristol (you come to us).

    Also currently available (online for individuals) and (online for teams).

    Course aims

    To equip staff with the knowledge and confidence to work safely and effectively with vulnerable people, maintaining a positive, friendly working relationship at a professional distance

    Course objectives

    By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to:

    • Identify what is meant by professional boundaries
    • Understand why they are important for service users, staff and organisations
    • Maintain a healthy balance between personal and professional life including use of social media
    • Identify where boundaries may become blurred or violated
    • Know where to go if they need help

    Venue info:

    In-house courses (we come to you)

    We would ask you to arrange a suitable venue and refreshments for the training. Contact us for more information.

    Trainer: Clare Lucas

    "The whole day was useful - full of ideas of that I can now take back to to my workplace about boundaries with clients, customers, etc. Really enjoyed the course. I now feel that I can go back and put in use a lot of what I have heard and learnt."

    Team Leader, Genesis Trust


    "The stuff on social media. All really relevant and useful, learnt a lot about professional boundaries."

    Apprentice, 1625 Independent People


    "I feel more confident and empowered. Enjoyed talking with other professionals and sharing experience. Definitely recommend it."

    Apprentice, 1625 Independent People


    "A very useful, practical session with actions to take back to colleagues and work on within our organisation."


    "The whole framework of the course - looking at service user, personal and organisational boundaries. Good overview, lots of concrete examples and time to reflect on our own settings. Very useful - plenty of food for thought, and things to take back to team and own work."


    "Time to discuss and reflect on practice, hear from other services about their approach, issues and situations. Useful exercises to take back/use again. Thank you!"