Health & Social Care
 
Safe Professional Boundaries & Behaviours
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>>AIM
This workshop will assist staff in working more safely by demostrating the importance of having clear professional boundaries when working with service users..

>>OBJECTIVES
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define professional boundaries
  • State why professional boundaries are important to staff,  service users and the organisations they work for
  • State who is responsible for maintaining professional boundaries
  • Set clear and workable boundaries with service users
  • Identify actual/potential boundary issues when working with service users
  • Identify ways of minimising and/or managing the risk associated with boundary issues
  • Identify ways of clarifying/reinforcing professional boundaries with service users

>>DURATION
One day.

>>PARTICIPANT NUMBERS
This course should be run for groups of up to 16.

>>DESIGNED FOR
Staff working in support and care.

>>CONTENT
The contents of this workshop will incorporate issues of equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice to assist participants in understanding and challenging all forms of discrimination..

  • Valuing people and treating them with dignity and respect
  • National Minimum Care Standards
  • Professional boundaries
  • Safe working practices
  • Dos and don´ts of acceptable behaviour
  • Legislation, regulatory guidance, codes of conduct, policies/procedures, etc
  • Risk assessments: situational/task (including working in people´s homes)
  • Preventing aggression by effective communication
  • Monitoring & reviewing
  • Actions on concerns: whistleblowing, safeguarding alerts
  • Confidentiality, information sharing
  • Recording/reporting, data protection
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Safe Professional Behaviours