Case: House or Home?
this is the case study
You work in the human service industry as a social worker specifically working with young clients – under the age of 18 – in shared out-of-home residential care. There are 3 children in the home; a 13 year old girl, a 15 year old boy, and a 16 year old girl. Each of these children have experienced a significant amount of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse from both their birth families and some of their foster families. During the course of one conversation, the 13 year old girl lets slip that the 15 year old boy and the 16 year old girl have engaged in sexual relations on a number of occasions, although she does not provide more information beyond this revelation. You become concerned that this may not only harm their cognitive, social, and emotional development, but may also impact on the 13 year old who lives in the home. You are also concerned that all of these children have experienced significant disruption to their foster care circumstances and that the removal of one child will once again result in them being forced to adapt to another new home environment. Part of ensuring their ability to adapt once they leave the residence is to provide stability for them now.
What is your responsibility to each of the clients? What ethical guidance can you use to decide what to do, particularly in regards to the ability of the children to consent to the relationship and to ensure their future wellbeing?
Compare and contrast these theories for the arguments and counter arguments using example: Divine commands theory and ross prima facie duties.
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