NQSW resource - Outcome statement 1: Professional relationships

Professional relationships: Key resources

Take some time now to explore our list of key resources and websites that may be of use in helping you think about professional development and accountability. These have been selected based on the criteria outlined in About this resource.

See also the full List of policy and legislation relevant to all outcome statements (PDF file).

These have been organised into:

Essential resources

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SCIE resources

Other resources

  • Professional Boundaries: Crossing a Line or Entering the Shadows? (2009)Open

    This report investigates professional boundaries guidance for social workers. It found that only 10–15 per cent of informants made reference to regulatory and professional codes of practice but depended on their own sense of appropriate/inappropriate behaviour. It advances the notion of ethical engagement through discussion of professional boundary dilemmas.

    Link: Professional Boundaries: Crossing a line  (BJSW 2009)

  • Useful websites