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. However, close examination of conduct hearings undertaken by an organisation’s regulatory body have 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.
The Course uses evidence from the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, the latest research on professional boundaries commissioned by the GSCC, and the personal experience of the trainer.
* 40% of the General Social Care Council Conduct Hearings in their first few years of existence involved inappropriate relationships between professionals and "service users".
** "Ethical exercise" – recommendation 10.2 in Professional Boundaries Research Report undertaken by Sheffield Hallam University and commissioned by the GSCC, March 2009.
The course should prove helpful to a wide range of professions in Health and Social Care.
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
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.
Telephone: Andy or Anita Atkins on 0113 2747502.
Mail: 33 Fillingfir Road, Leeds, LS16 5EE.
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Our courses are suitable for Health and Social Care workers including housing and tenant support workers, care workers and Doctors.