Let’s talk about…Boundaries and Consent

Let's talk about...Boundaries and Consent

Issues of boundaries and consent are frequently asked about by members. When things go wrong, and complaints are made, issues of boundaries and consent are often involved. Understanding boundaries can also enable us to be more effective practitioners and deal with challenging situations.

Running from May to August, this campaign will help you refresh and update your knowledge and skills in this area.

You will find resources and webinar recordings on this page. Watch out in enews for upcoming live webinars and notifications of when new resources are available.

Supporting your patients: where to find help

There is a wide range of support available online and charities in your local areas, however, we have pulled together some useful links should you require help or further advice.

Suicide prevention 

  • Samaritans: If you’re worried about a patient, find out ways to help here
  • Mind offer a range of ways they can offer support, as well as a list of other organisations to contact. As do the NHS
  • Papyrus work to prevent young suicide and offer support for those 35 and under, including advise for those you’re worried about and resources

Domestic abuse

  • The NHS provide advice, links and contact numbers for both men and woman experiencing abuse
  • Victim Support provide support and advice to victims in England and Wales
  • There is also help available for the perpetrators. More information can be found via Respect Helpline, including advice and links for those experiencing abuse
  • For legal and financial advice for those being abused, visit the National Centre for Domestic Violence
  • The Dash Charity are providing our talk on domestic abuse. Whilst they’re based locally in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire, they are more than happy to offer advice and support to members. If you have questions, or want to talk to someone confidentially you can contact caron@thedashcharity.org.uk or visit their website for contact numbers
Supporting yourself: where to find your own support

Mentoring-Supervision 
It’s important to support yourselves too when faced with difficult situations and talking to one of our fully trained Mentor-Supervisors is a fantastic investment in yourself. Sessions are a safe space to talk confidently through your worries or problems you’re facing, be it in a 1-2-1 or group session. Mentors-Supervisors can help provide a new perspective and offer advice to help you overcome or work through challenges and grow in confidence in your decision making.

With in-person, online and phone sessions available, it’s never been easier to access support. Find out more about our trained practitioners by visiting the BAcC Mentoring-Supervision register

Regional Groups
Regional groups and their Coordinators offer a fantastic local support network. If you’re looking for more support in your area, reach out to your local Coordinator for a chat or put forward a discussion topic for a new event. 

Legal support 
As part of your insurance, you have access to free legal support:

  • Contact CFC’s free legal helpline on 0151 600 3120 between 9.00am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday
  • To contact your professional insurance company, Lockton, visit our insurance pages for contact details
Resources

We are working on updating our consent form and collecting resources from the charities we are working with. We will update this section with resources as and when we have them.