The worker contacted Anita Roberson who the mother of Amber Bowe and grandmother to her children. The worker asked Mrs. Bowe if she had any concerns for a Mr. William Chadwick who is the father of Amber Bowe’s younger children Jameson and Jackson. Mrs. Bowe stated “William is verbally and physically abusive the kids. Jameson has told me her dad has called her a “bitch” before because he was mad at her. Jackson has told me he dad has thrown him on the bed by his neck because daddy was upset at him. Mrs. Roberson recanted she was told by the children about an incident where Jackson had defecated in his underwear and William made him “eat” the feces as punishment. Mrs. Roberson stated all the previous incidents occurred around the time Jackson
If someone tells a member of staff that they or another child or young person is being abused
Advocacy is a fundamental responsibility in nursing because patients are inherently vulnerable (Creasia & Friberg, 2011). The scenario presented is challenging because, although the nurse suspects child abuse, there is a lack of explicit evidence. Reporting suspected child abuse is a legal obligation for nurses, but the result may have devastating effects for the family. To prevent inaccurate conclusions, a professional nurse should question the mother and child separately and attempt to uncover the
The reporting party is (RP) Ophelia Larose the grandmother of the foster child Aniyah Blake. The RP stated she and the biological mother had a visit with Aniyah on 6/19/15. The RP the foster father (Mark Cannon) did not bring food or diapers for the visit. When foster father was asked about the missing items the foster father replied "the FFA did not provide me with them when they dropped Aniyah off." The RP stated the child appeared very hungry and the bio mother provided the child with a bottle and diapers. The foster child had a diaper rash according to the RP. The RP got the impression the foster father did not want to participate in the
In any child care setting, staff or volunteers can cover anything that affects the safety and wellbeing of a child or young person. For example: a manager has a good relationship with a family whose child attends the nursery. Several members of staff have reported the abuse of neglect to the manager concerning the child. The manager brushes the issue off and replies “I’ve known the family for years; they would never neglect the child”. The neglect continues and the child has become isolated from the children as their clothing has a strange smell. The practioner
My Field Supervisor updated me about a report she received from a foster parent about child on child sexual interaction. Immediately a feeling of disgust came over me. As my mind started to process what she said, I began to wonder what have the children been exposed. Upon further investigation my supervisor told me that one of the foster children disclosed to the foster parent that they had engaged in sexual activity with her step-father. This made me feel sad for the foster child, because I have observed her in past visit and she is very temperamental. Learning about sexual abuse in children, I now understand the behaviors she displays. This was the first time she disclosed any type of sexual abuse. Hearing about this foster family made me angry, because the child is so young and innocent and it makes me mad that someone would take of advantage of her in this way. This makes me think about how I will react if a client discloses to me the field.
n this circumstance, the requirements of community workers with regards to client confidentiality may conflict with the mandatory reporting requirements for child abuse and neglect. For example, if you have a client who is a young person under the age of 18 years and they disclose to you that they have been sexually abused by their uncle since they were 12 years of age, the information they are disclosing is confidential but you may also be required under mandatory reporting laws to notify the relevant child protection agency. In circumstances such as this, where the code of practice conflicts with the law it is important for professionals to seek advice from their relevant governing body and if necessary, legal advice. In this circumstance you may be found to have a legal duty of care for your young client and you may be found to have breached your duty of care if you do not report suspected child abuse or neglect. In all cases, you should be aware of the ethical and legal requirements of your profession and these should be made clear to your clients at the start of the therapeutic relationship. This is particularly important for issues surrounding confidentiality and the limits of confidentiality.
Childcare: Case Manager asked client if she has childcare in place for her child. Client stated yes. Client stated that a friend of her was providing childcare services for her while she was working. Client provided childcare provider name and phone number.
On 26 June 2017 at 1516 hours, Officers were dispatched to the area of 305 East Penn Street for a theft of a vehicle. Officer were advised the actor was a Rhiannon Meyer and that she had stolen her dad Dodge truck green in color with a plow on the front. and was last seen heading towards Main Street. Officer began to check the area of Main Street, when Unit 191 called out with the vehicle at 100 Pennsylvania Ave, in Shenandoah Heights. Your Affiant (Patrolman William Moyer) along with Patrolman Tyler Dissinger responded to Unit 191 (Chief Livergood) location. At arrival Chief Livergood had MEYER in custody along with the stolen vehicle. MEYER'S was still yelling about someone having a gun in the window of the residence and was not making sense
83 Archibald Street is at extreme risk in the event of the fire. The house has become hidden from street view due to a large, overgrown garden which poses significant risk. To worsen this risk, the building is largely constructed from wood along with a wooden side fence. Furthermore, chopped logs can be seen in the front yard which would make excellent fuel in the event of the fire.
The reporting party (RP) stated she spoke with the foster child's maternal grandmother (name unknown) regarding an incident involving the foster father. According to the RP several months ago (exact date unknown) the foster father pulled the foster child up the stairs by her arms. The incident occurred when the foster child refused to go to her room therefore the foster father grabbed the child by her arms and dragged her up the stairs. The foster child stated she did not suffer any injuries or bruises during the incident. The foster child disclosed that she is not fearful of the foster father and has no desire to leave the home. The RP stated the foster child enjoys her school and has no desire to return to
All social workers can attest that at some point in their career they’ve had a situation that was an ethical dilemma. They work with people who are experiencing some very difficult and sensitive situations, and there are instances where issues arise that put social workers in a difficult position in regards to ethics. Whether it be from conflicting responsibilities of a social worker or an issue that lies in an ethical gray area. Fortunately, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has a code of ethics for social workers that lays out what is expected and required of a social worker when dealing with a variety of issues. Also, since social workers are considered covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Affordability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), they are also held responsible for protecting their clients’ health information. When faced with an ethical dilemma, if a social worker chooses to not follow the standards laid out by the NASW and HIPAA then they could face professional, and potentially legal, disciplinary actions.
The reporting party (RP) stated the foster child arrived to the hospital via ambulance on 9/21/15 at 7PM due to seizure disorder. The foster parents were not present during the transport to the hospital. The RP was concern regarding no bedside presence from foster parents. The foster child was a drug baby resulting in seizure disorder and withdraws. The RP stated the foster child was placed in the home on 9/10/15. The foster mother delayed her arrival to the hospital due to being tired. The foster mother did arrive at 8:40PM and informed the RN at 9:34PM that she wanted to go home. According to the RP the foster mother stated she had no legal right to the child. The RP spoke with Dr. Suzette Mohammed with the FFA who stated it was the hospital's