Professional Boundaries Summary

  • Professional boundaries are a set of guidelines, expectations and rules which are put in place to help facilitate a safe, open, stable, transparent relationship that is based on the client’s needs.
  • Unprofessional relationships with clients, and their family members, can lead to risks in blurring the boundaries of your professional relationship.
  • To establish professional boundaries, it is important to understand your CSW role, keep your  personal life separate to your work and speak to a member of the CFWA Services team if a situation arises which you are unsure how to handle.