Experienced RSWs are accustomed to protecting themselves and others from harm. When you start a private practice, safety concerns may increase and minimizing potential risks becomes more complicated.

Think about who and what is at risk when running a private practice. For example, you could be found responsible for incidents that occur on your property. This includes your parking area, any stairs and a wrinkle in your carpet; it can even involve your pet.

In turn, your clients can pose a risk to your health or your property.

Minimizing risk is as much about creating a safe space and taking precautionary measures for yourself and your clients as it is about purchasing insurance