Personal and Professional Boundaries.

Why you should maintain them.


In this episode of Youth Work Toolbox, we explore how you can manage and maintain Personal and Professional Boundaries in youth work.

Personal and Professional boundaries are vital in youth work because of the nature of the work we do.

Youth workers are engaged in a relationship with young people who are at a stage in their lives where they are very impressionable, and sometimes vulnerable.

This means the youth worker has a responsibility to the young people they engage with to make every effort to ensure that the relationship they build and develop is appropriate and maintained in a professional capacity.

Personal and professional boundaries

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Working with young people can, at times,  place the youth worker in a vulnerable position, and therefore personal and professional boundaries help to safeguard both ourselves and the young people we engage with.

Listen in on this discussion to hear Tony and his co-host Matt thrash this out topic.


Listen to find out:

How you can contribute to the show.

When Matt experienced great youth work.

How saying NO to young people can be better than saying yes.

Why Professional Supervisions are critical in youth work.

The difference between being “a Professional” and being “Professional”

How age and maturity can contribute to maintaining personal and professional boundaries.