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Professional Boundaries Training

Our Professional Boundaries Course enables attendees to define professional boundaries in a supporting or helping relationship, how these boundaries may become compromised and the importance of managing appropriate boundaries for all parties
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Our Professional Boundaries Course teaches the importance of professional boundaries within a supporting or helping relationship and how to maintain them.

Professional Boundaries are the limits to the relationship between someone in a professional role and the person in their care, the borders that mark the edges between a professional relationship and a personal relationship. Boundaries make the relationship professional and safe for the service user and set the parameters within which caring services are delivered.  Professional boundaries typically include the schedule of the relationship, limits of personal disclosure, limits regarding the use of touch and the general tone of the professional relationship. To be safe and effective the relationships between staff, patients and carers must be professional, therapeutic and have a clear aim.

The primary concern in establishing and managing boundaries with each individual service user must be the best interests of that service user.  Except for behaviours of a sexual nature or obvious conflicts of interest, boundary considerations often are not clear-cut matters of right and wrong.  Rather, they are dependent upon many factors and require careful deliberation of all the issues, always keeping in mind the best interests of the client. Areas where the line may be harder to manage include, a worker’s self-disclosure, giving and receiving gifts, dual relationships and becoming friends.

What does Professional Boundaries Training cover?

  • Definition of professional boundaries and responsibilities in practice.
  • Why professional boundaries are important in health and social care.
  • Distinguish between clear and unclear boundaries.
  • The importance of following professional codes of conduct, local policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrating professional behaviour and being aware of dual relationships.
  • Identifying and dealing with risk factors and boundary concerns.
  • Recognising and reporting breaches of professional boundaries.

Who is our Professional Boundaries Training for?

Our professional boundaries course is for anyone who works in a helping or supportive relationship. This includes health and social care workers, educators, therapists, social workers, nurses. Any person in a position of trust that provides care, support, guidance or helping service to another person.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Define professional boundaries and identify responsibilities in practice,
  • Understand why professional boundaries are important in health and social care
  • Distinguish between clear and unclear boundaries,
  • Identify the importance of following professional codes of conduct, local policies and procedures,
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and state the meaning and risks of dual relationships
  • Identify and deal with risk factors and boundary concerns.
  • Recognise and report breaches of professional boundaries.

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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I can say with all truth that this service is class A1. We have used there Breakaway Restraint/conflict management & also E-learning courses services for many years now & everything has been delivered professionally and extremely clearly with no problems.
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I have been on several training courses run by this company over the last. Each time the trainer have been really good at making the course contact interesting and interactive. This certainly helps me to remember everything. Would recommend them.
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I absolutely love attending training with Able Training. The courses are professionally prepared and delivered and the trainers are of a very high standard and are very engaging and knowledgeable. Awesome!
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Fantastic training , I have participated in a number of courses over the last 12 months , each course has been very interesting and helpful to my role as a foster Carer , the information is presented in a interesting way and gets each point across effectively, I would highly recommend them ! I am looking forward to more in the near future .
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Able training delivered Conflict management to our staff and they all found it extremely useful, feedback included; 'I really enjoyed this course, I found the facilitator very enthusiastic and passionate about the subject. The course was highly informative and I would recommend it. Thank you Able training!
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Great 'Restraint training' course at Earlham Primary School in North London. Very professional and would highly recommend to other schools. Friendly, to the point, and tailored to our requirements. Thank you.

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