The Walking the Boundaries tool box

Additional ideas, information and resources

Congratulations on purchasing Walking the Boundaries, 80 intriguing and challenging questions to help you and your team reflect on practice, values and ethics.

Every role within the human services sector comes with its grey areas. Walking the Boundaries is designed to encourage practitioners to move towards the grey areas with a sense of enquiry and curiosity.

By drawing on the experiences, skills, creativity and strengths of a group, these cards can help normalise discussions around ethical dilemmas and, as a result, enrich practice and culture.

Now that you have the cards, you will be wanting some fresh and innovative ideas for how to incorporate them into your work.

In this toolbox, you’ll find:

  • the digital booklet which contains a more detailed exploration of the ethical dilemmas faced by human service workers as well as a range of stimulating activities and ideas for using the cards
  • access to a digital set of the cards so you can use them anywhere, anytime
  • ideas banks, blogs, card hack videos, interviews and other support material.

We hope you enjoy browsing this page and are inspired by the stories of others who have used the cards. Don’t forget to explore the range of other supporting materials and information at your fingertips any time you need it.

This toolbox is exclusively for people who have purchased the cards. We will continue to add resources and ideas, so check in regularly to see what’s new!

The Walking the Boundaries booklet

The Walking the Boundaries digital cards

Ideas bank

Blog- Would you ever …

You may be able to answer some of these questions with a resounding ‘No!’ Others may cause you to waver, and still others may not pose a problem at all.

While every human service profession is governed by the laws of the land and has its own policies and codes of conduct, there are many greys areas that pose ethical dilemmas.  When there are no absolute right or wrong answers, where do you draw the boundaries? Read more

Blog- Ethics: A Practitioner’s Life on the Edge

Anyone who works with people faces a barrage of ethical decisions every day.

All decisions by human services practitioners are taken within the context of values and ethics. Professional bodies and human service organisations generally have codes of conduct that may include ethical principles and standards, and policies and principles of professional practice. Read more

Blog- Celebrating grey areas, building ethical decision-making

Whenever we think about the subject of ethics in human services, the word ‘dilemma’ often comes to mind. Consequently, and for me, sadly, when decisions to questions concerning ethics are called for, human service workers can frequently react with confusion, fear or doubt. Read more

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