PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES TRAINING LIMITED provide a full day in-house course on professional boundaries for health and social care employees. Up to 15 delegates can be accommodated on this course.
In addition to this one day course, training in professional boundaries can be offered on an individual basis.

Whilst the safeguarding of vulnerable adults is paramount for every organisation providing care and support, there would be appear limited training on offer about the importance of maintaining professional boundaries. Close examination of conduct hearings undertaken by an organisation’s regulatory body do reveal a high proportion of cases involving inappropriate behaviour by the professional.

 

This course is designed to encourage debate and discussion (an ethical exercise*) about those "grey areas" of boundary crossings which many workers will cross in their careers often inadvertently. When this happens, how does it affect the professional relationship especially when viewed from the perspective of the person receiving services? Could perpetual boundary crossings lead to a boundary violation which does cause harm?

 

The course uses many case scenarios and examples of boundary crossings undertaken by professionals. Some crossings will be acceptable to one type of organisation but not to another. The purpose of the debate and discussion is to highlight the potential dangers of boundary crossings and hopefully provide clarity for employees within an organisation as to what behaviour is and isn’t acceptable.

 

Delegates attending this course should gain a knowledge and understanding of:

 

  • Professional and personal relationships.
  • Why professional boundaries are so important.
  • What are boundary crossings and boundary violations.
  • The grey areas of boundary crossings and the "slippery slope".
  • The impact of a boundary violation.

 

The Course uses evidence from the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, research on professional boundaries commissioned by the former GSCC, and the personal experience of the trainer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* "Ethical exercise" – recommendation 10.2 in Professional Boundaries Research Report undertaken by Sheffield Hallam University and commissioned by the GSCC, March 2009.

  

WHO IS THE COURSE DESIGNED FOR

The course should prove helpful to a wide range of professions in Health and Social Care.

This includes:-

Social Workers and Social Work Assistants.

Housing Support Workers.

Community Support Assistants ( formerly called "Home Helps" )

Mental Health Workers

Community Psychiatric Nurses / Registered Mental Nurses

Occupational Therapists

Doctors

Volunteers 

 

 

COST OF THE COURSE

The standard in-house course fee for up to 15 delegates is £295.

The trainer’s travel and if necessary, accommodation expenses will be additional. These will be calculated prior to confirmation of the booking of the course and will vary dependent on where the course is held.

For a one-to-one training course, the fee will be £150 plus the cost of room hire. The trainer’s travel and if necessary, accommodation expenses will be additional. These will be calculated prior to confirmation of the booking of the course and will vary dependent on where the course is held.

 

HOW TO BOOK A TRAINING COURSE

Telephone: Andy or Anita Atkins on 0113 2747502.

Mail: 33 Fillingfir Road, Leeds, LS16 5EE.

E-mail: professionalboundariestraining@hotmail.co.uk

Or submit an enquiry below to receive a quotation.

 




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Our courses are suitable for Health and Social Care workers including housing and tenant support workers, care workers and Doctors.