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From street-based projects to community youth clubs, the setting and maintaining of professional boundaries is vital to delivering high quality youth work.

There to keep everyone safe, professional boundaries are far more than a set of ground rules that everyone signs up to. But whilst multi-agency procedures for safeguarding young people from abuse or exploitation should be familiar to all, there can be times where the need to break confidentiality is not so clear. Information shared, maybe for the first time, is given with trust and a responsibility for what we do with it.

So how do we encourage young people to be open and honest about the issues affecting them, whilst knowing that we are likely to be recording what they tell us and may have a duty to share it outside of our own organisation? How do we balance safeguarding with relationship building? And how do we support young people through that process, so they actively participate, rather than lose control of the narrative?

This interactive training course considers the ethics of voluntary participation in youth work balanced with the policies and legislation we work within to explore challenges that youth workers can experience as we strive to build positive relationships based on trust and mutual respect.

Join Vanessa Rogers as she shares her expertise and practical tools

Through interactive training and discussion learn effective approaches to build trust, provide support, and empower young people.

Join Vanessa Rogers author & renowned Youth Worker for this ground-breaking interactive training.

Aims & Objectives

  • Wider understanding of legislation and policies that provide a framework for safe working.
  • The importance of professional boundaries when working with young people.
  • Difference between confidentiality and boundaries.
  • Understand how personal values can impact on boundaries, safe working and good practice.
  • Setting and maintaining boundaries and when to pass things on.
  • How boundaries and safeguarding are linked and the importance of effective partnership work.

The session is suitable for youth workers, teachers & social care workers, and anyone interested in making a positive impact on the lives of young people

Tailored for youth workers and educators; master ethical youth work with ‘Professional Boundaries in Youth Work’ training.

This interactive training incorporates case studies, group discussion, and practical exercises to enhance participants’ understanding and application of the concepts discussed.

Additionally, participants will gain access to a wide range of resources, including educational materials, referral networks, and support services.

Embark on this essential journey to empower the next generation with knowledge and resilience and become a catalyst for positive change in the lives of young people.


On Completion Of This Course, You Will Receive A Certificate & Resources That Can Be Used Towards Your Continued Professional Development (CPD

Our Experienced Trainers Support Participants Through Interactive Exercises And Facilitated Discussions, Creating A Safe Space For Reflection, Sharing And Professional Development.

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Tel: 0208 207 5567