By Bob Lonne, Maria Harries, Brid Featherstone, Mel Gray
Of their day by day perform, social paintings and human prone practitioners usually locate themselves in complicated moral quandaries, attempting to stability the varied competing pursuits of shielding kids from damage and selling kinfolk and group means. This ebook explores the moral matters surrounding baby defense interventions and gives a process-oriented method of moral perform and determination making in baby security and family members welfare perform. Its objective is to organize scholars and early-career execs for roles within the advanced and demanding paintings of kid defense and relatives support.
Beginning with a severe research and appreciation of the various organisational and cultural contexts of latest baby safety and moral decision-making frameworks, the authors define a realistic ‘real-world’ version for reshaping frontline moral perform. relocating clear of a spotlight at the baby except the relations, the authors recognize that kid safeguarding impacts the lives, not only of youngsters, but in addition of oldsters, grandparents and groups. operating Ethically in baby safeguard eschews dominant rational-technical types for relational ones which are price concentrated and concentrate on kin healthiness as a whole.
Rather than a unmarried specialize in assessing hazard and diagnosing deficit, this e-book recognises that our baby safeguard platforms undergo down disproportionately on these from deprived and marginalised groups and argues that what's wanted is actual aid and useful advice for bad and susceptible mom and dad and kids. It makes use of real-world case examples to demonstrate the proper moral and perform ideas, and ways that scholars and practitioners can guidance ethically whilst facing advanced, multi-faceted concerns.
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Reflective questions 1 2 3 4 Which of the deontological and teleological approaches to ethical decision making do you prefer and why? What are the key ethical principles relevant to child protection? How might a utilitarian approach be used within child protection practice? What personal characteristics might a child protection worker who embraces a virtues ethic approach display? 25 Chapter 3 Emergent ethical theories Relational ethics might be seen as an approach interested in what happens in the space between people in relationships; what Habermas (1996) might call an intersubjective space.
Thus it is important to devise foundational moral rules to ensure that people will look after the interests of the majority. Though from different starting points, both deontology and utilitarianism share the modernist predilection for the search for universal moral rules and principles to prescribe or enforce standards of moral conduct. These theories hold that we can discern overriding universal moral principles that apply to everyone in all situations despite social, cultural, religious and other differences.
Practitioners are asked to solve problems every day that philosophers have argued about for the last two thousand years … Moral evaluations can and must be made if children’s lives and well-being are to be secured. What matters is that we should not disguise this and pretend it is all a matter of finding better checklists or new models of psychopathology – technical fixes when the proper decision is a decision about what constitutes a good society. , 1983, p. 244) Working ethically in child protection places ethical concerns at its heart and means acting with integrity, where assessments and decisions, and decisions and actions, align with our values and ethical frameworks.
Working Ethically in Child Protection by Bob Lonne, Maria Harries, Brid Featherstone, Mel Gray