Professional boundaries

Date & Time:

Thursday 2 December 2021 (13:30 - 16:30)

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Target Group:

Adults Social Care staff within the London Borough of Sutton and Private, Independent and voluntary (PVI) sector supporting Sutton residents.   

The course is also open to the children’s workforce.

Staff Groups B, C and D as per Bournemouth University national Competency framework for Safeguarding Adults. 

Level 2 staff and above (ref: NHS Intercollegiate document 2018 - Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies For Healthcare Staff): All practitioners who have regular contact with patients, their families or carers, or the public.

Course Overview:

This course aims to help participants understand the boundaries between good and poor practice in health and social care work. The exact content will be fully agreed in advance and will be linked to appropriate company policies.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the session participants will:

  • Be able to distinguish between being friendly towards a service user and being a friend 
  • Have demonstrated their knowledge of the professional boundaries policy through practical scenarios 
  • Be able to identify risks of boundary violation and explain the reasons why 
  • Be able to identify situations where offering advice is appropriate, and the ways in which to do this 
  • Understand the relevance of legislation, for example the Mental Capacity Act, to their own work situations 
  • Have discussed the link between company policies and professional boundaries 
  • Have demonstrated how to apply professional boundaries practice in an assertive way 
  • Have explored a range of their own situations 

Special Instructions:

The Zoom link to access the session will be provided one or two days prior to the event.

Please note that Zoom does not work with Internet Explorer or Safari and there will be issues with sound or video. An up-to-date browser such as Google Chrome or if you have a windows-based laptop, you can find Microsoft Edge by typing it into the search in the start bar.   All LBS staff are set up with compatible Google Chrome laptops.  

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St Thomas Training

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