Professional boundaries in child care
You are a residential care worker in Oak Place, a busy residential home for young people. Kelly, one of the young people that you supported, recently left the home to live in her own flat. Kelly is 17 years old and this is the first time that she has lived on her own so you are a bit concerned about how well she is going to cope. You always got on well with Kelly when she lived in the home.
What's your next step?
Option 1: You do not respond to the request and contact the worker who is currently supporting Kelly to let her know that Kelly has contacted you.
Option 2: You accept the request because you are no longer work with Kelly and she is living independently.
Option 3: You ignore the request and do nothing.