Ethical Dilemmas In Social Work

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The purpose of this assessment is to identify the ethical dilemmas a social worker/human service worker would commonly experience in child protection. It will identify how ethical dilemmas can be resolve and the importance of AASW Code of ethics whilst resolving ethical dilemmas. This paper will be examining the ethical elements of cultural competence including working in Indigenous, and culturally and linguistically diverse context. Furthermore identifies the core ethical principles of social work and community welfare practice making reference to the AASW or ACWA Code of ethics. And finally demonstrates synthesis and integration of literature, strength and logic of argument.
Identify the ethical dilemmas a social worker/ human service
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Social workers working with families from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse should have the ability to work effectively work with individuals of different cultural ethnic background. As stated in (AASW Code of ethics 2010) 5.1.2 argues human service workers must work effectively with clients of different cultural ethnicity to be familiar with the client’s cultural background and to acknowledge the consequence of the culture within their practices. In relation to this topic social workers on the other hand must apply 5.1.1 Respect for human dignity and worth social workers urge to value the unique cultural knowledge and skills, different knowledge system, history, lived experience and community relationships of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and take these into account in the making of decisions. Child protection workers are tasked with prioritizing and facilitating safe, secure and preferably, long-term care arrangements for children and adolescents living within the child protection…show more content…
First 3.1 Respect for persons: second 3.2 social Justice and 3.3 Professional Integrity: The social worker profession work embraces the three core values and principles as strength and guide for workers when working within the community, individuals, families and other organisations to maintain the human dignity, right to wellbeing, self-fulfilment and client self-determination. The social worker’s working with child protection agencies families, communities and profession holds that social justice is a core obligation which societies should be called upon to uphold. Societies should strive to afford protection and provide maximum benefit for all their members. The social work profession values honesty, transparency, reliability, empathy, reflective self-awareness discernment, competence and
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