It is not acceptable for staff to work with families on a private basis, as this could lead to the blurring of professional boundaries. It could lead to staff and families becoming over-friendly and unable to challenge issues should they arise. Staff would neither be covered by insurance nor would be working safely, guided by company policies and procedures and there could be confusion over bookings and invoicing.

Furthermore it would limit the availability of staff to work with other families and affect the ongoing sustainability of the service which Care Forum provides, due to the loss of quality staff. We therefore request you not to embarrass staff by asking them to work on a private basis.