They have to know how when to report the cases, is there legitimate reason to believe that the client will do or has done harm to someone, or if they are talking out of frustration and anger. These dilemmas were evident in the video, as there were different cases that dealt with child abuse, confidentiality of a client’s file that had to be disclosed, and even cultural differences that caused some issues with the law. Ensuring the safety of the clients, and everyone else is a major responsibility that counselors and therapist deal with, while ensuring that they are following every rule and regulation set by their state to ensure that they are protected as well. Keywords: confidentiality, duty to warn, ethical, duty to protect, abuse, laws Ethical Vignette in Counseling and Therapy There are many cases that deal with confidentiality, child abuse, duty to warn, duty to protect, and duty to safeguard. The video detailed a few different cases that dealt with a nurse who did not report bruises that were on a little boy who was in the emergency room, and four days later, the boy was back in the emergency room and died.
As practitioners working with children and young people, it is our duty and responsibility to safeguard them. There are different types of abuse that children and young people can be subjected to, and it is our responsibility under the law that we protect them where possible from any harm. Sometime this means that we will have to contact the relevant authorities if any type of abuse is suspected, and this will be investigated and procedures put in place to ensure the child is not subject any longer, sometimes this might mean that the child has to be removed from the home and put into care. This can be a very trying time for children and young people, so we need to let them know that we care, and are there to support them, that we can be trusted and if they need to talk about anything that we are available to listen. In our setting we have policies and procedures in place which ensure that certain types of abuse do not happen, and for those who are new they will receive training or information about the policies and procedures, who to contact if we suspect abuse of any sort.
It is essential that the term 'Highly Resistant' is defined at this stage as it will give the reader an understanding of its true meaning to professionals involved with working with this group. The term 'Highly Resistant' is defined by C4EO as: 'Families who do not engage or cooperate with services to protect children at risk of harm, including those who may appear outwardly compliant and families who do not demonstrate positive change despite intervention and support from child protection services'. This term offered is crucial when dealing with a family who may show signs of being a 'resistant' family as this can often lead to more severe and potential problems regarding the safety of the child(ren) as the social worker involved may feel that the lack of engagement and hostility shown towards them is effecting their practice. Example, they may fail to carry out follow up assessments which could leave the child at risk of serious harm. (C4EO, 2010).
Thus the child should be, at all times, the focus of a case of suspected or actual child abuse. The investigative process should involve gathering information from other key professionals, and liaising with other investigating agencies. Similarly, any action should be taken in collaboration with the other agencies involved. Arrangements for the protection of children from abuse can only can only be successful if the professional staff concerned can do all they can to work in partnership and share and exchange relevant information. Also implicit within the Children act 1989 is the need to work in partnership with families Considerations for practice: 1.
Children service workers must be directive and take much caution not to threaten, devalue or apologize. Children’s Service Workers have to know certain techniques to effectively work with clients that are threatening and sometimes hostile. It is very important to seek and gain knowledge of various ways to reduce resistance to treatment and to prevent the potential for violence in the casework interview. When working in child welfare the majority of clients a social worker deals with are involuntary and resistant. Social workers must try to think like the client and understand general thoughts behind the client’s resistive behavior.
SCH 21 4.3 Describe situations where information normally considered to be confidential might need to be passed on-If there is risk of danger or harm to a young person or an child if abuse is suspected or if there is suspected misconduct of that child or young person. Then that information needs to be passed on to the manger and if you see that the manager is not doing anything about this information and you think it is important then pass it onto the mangers manger. 4.4-explain how and when to seek advice about confidentially- it is very important as a Nursery Practitioner that you understand when and how to see advice about confidentially. Confidentially is essential in a Nursery to improve trust and working relationships between you and
Knowing that play is also important for cognitive and developmental learning in kids, unfortunately at the moment more research is need it to make play therapy the “evidence play therapy”, is also sensitive because of the trauma engaged with kids and how therapists approach this. The “do no harm” makes it clear for the therapists to exercise caution when dealing with trauma in kids, as the author was saying; therapy could be worst than no treatment at all. Sexual abuse in children is something that affects us all, no
It is advised to learn to defend yourself and children as well, or learn to get out of situations such as this. It is no easier for a person to have been abused by someone under the influence or a person in a natural state. Hopefully many will share their story to help others in these same situations. The more people work together to help one another out, the more success will evolve in reducing the amount of abuse that is currently a worldwide problem. There should be more harsh punishments for domestic abuse, the charges are too lenient.
So if something at work is troubling you enough for you to mention it to your family or friends, please report it straight away. It is natural that you may feel unable to express your concerns out of a feeling of disloyalty, however, such feelings must never result in a potentially illegal or dangerous situation going unreported. This particularly applies where the welfare of children may be at risk: all staff have a duty to report any child protection concerns to their school’s designated person for child protection - make sure you know their name. Remember, it is often the most vulnerable children or young people who are targeted: they need someone like you to safeguard their welfare. Don't think “what if I'm wrong?” - think “what if I’m right?” What is a Whistleblowing Policy?
The list of reasonable questions could go on and on but clearly there should be a guideline set in place for entering parenthood, maybe it would stop uneducated, underage, and unwilling mothers from reproducing. For this ethical issue, I have chosen utilitarianism as my classical theory that could resolve this problem. This theory states that given choices, we chose the act that produces the best result for the most affected people. I feel that utilitarianism could help to resolve the problem because by setting in place a guideline by the state or government, it would ensure that children brought into the world could be cared for properly, before they are created. We would ensure this by passing laws and requiring teen’s to receive birth control.