Youth Work Code Of Ethics

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This essay will look at and evaluate the youth work code of ethics. It will do this by showing how the code applies to and is relevant to working with young people. Whilst doing this it will also talk about why the code was made and who it supports. This essay will then apply the code of ethics to two separate dilemmas a youth worker may come across to come up with an appropriate response to these dilemmas. By doing this it will show that the code of ethics is a vital tool that supports a youth worker to make the right decision and more importantly to give the youth worker a way to know why they made that decision.

The youth work code of practice was made for multiple reasons. The first of these was to start the journey towards an agreed
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Young people as the primary consideration is to ensure you are not worried about what the outdoor education worker or the two volunteers are thinking. This does not mean to disregard their understanding of the matter but to know that your best interest are for the young people whereas the outdoor education workers may not be, this practice should always be considered when making a decision. As one of the youth workers on that trip you have a duty of care to both the young people and your two volunteers this goes hand in hand with the principle of the safety of young people. The context is vital in this scenario because the volunteer youth workers seem to think the remark wasn’t offensive and it may be a joke between friends, if this is the case it is important not to blow the situation out of proportion and maybe a quiet word with the two young people and then the workers is a suitable course of action. Cooperation and collaboration will be used in this context when talking to the other youth workers to decide on a course of action and then likely be used again when talking to the young people to try and come to a…show more content…
In this case all of the Code of Ethics principles could be considered when making a decision. As supporting Habib to be able to practice his religion aligns with many of these such as the empowerment of all young people, young people’s participation, social justice for young people, respect for young people’s human dignity and worth, young people’s connectedness to important people in their lives, such as family and community and positive health and wellbeing outcomes for young people (Code of Ethical Practice, 2007). Talking to the supervisor and trying to give him an understanding of the prayers importance to Habib is the course of action that should be taken. When dealing with the issue of students and staff making negative comments about refugees and Muslims it could be effective to get someone more informed in the matter to come and speak to them. Using these principles as well as the practices that will be mentioned later could help them gain some understanding in the issue which would then have them respect the religion and in tern Habib more then what they have

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