Culture And Child Protection: Reflexive Responses by Marie Connolly

By Marie Connolly

Supplying companies which are culturally correct is an ongoing problem for practitioners, managers, and policy-makers in the social providers. "Culture and baby defense" is a concise exploration of the shut hyperlinks among social provider practices and cultural values which deals a culturally delicate version of kid security perform. The authors show the ways that a mixture of private, expert and societal attitudes usually effect perform judgements. In a context the place childrens from ethnic minorities dominate the welfare facts of the Western economies, the authors argue opposed to a reliance on inflexible ways to operating with specific ethnic teams. They suggest powerful replacement thoughts that may help social employees in responding effectively to various cultural wishes and conditions. Implications of cultural distinction also are thought of with appreciate to type, socio-economic staff, gender and age, reinforcing the necessity to realize broader interpretations of distinction inside perform. This ebook is stuffed with built-in examples and case reviews and in addition discusses wider perform concerns, reminiscent of operating with offenders, the influence of investment restraints and the dynamic of reflexivity in perform and supervision. "Culture and baby safety" is a key textual content that might support social staff and tradition teachers to appreciate the ways that cultural considering impacts and shapes baby defense perform.

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That is, there is less room for individual judgment and interpretation of the specific rights and their concomitant duties at the more concrete level – the level of declarations, conventions, government policies and so on. It must be noted, however, that this is not entirely the case and arguably it is possible to meet one’s obligations legitimately to human rights declarations in more than one way (Li 2006). 2 A model of the structure of human rights Right to liberty and security UNDERSTANDING HUMAN RIGHTS / 33 of human rights such as the UDHR and its associated covenants to different cultural and ethnic groups (see Chapter 2).

1 Hierarchy of types of human rights goods 30 / MORALS, RIGHTS AND PRACTICE IN THE HUMAN SERVICES Thus we should respect each individual’s judgment of what is in their best interests even though we might think they are morally wrong. For example, political and religious beliefs can legitimately vary, although opponents may regard each other as seriously misguided in their choice of commitments. Of course, when people lack freedom or have diminished levels of well-being it may be that they lack the basic goods required to function as agents at all.

We favour the more recent conceptualization of culture by anthropologists as an open and dynamic entity rather than a closed, homogeneous monolithic structure that is relatively impervious to change (Li 2006). A problem with the idea that cultures are self-contained and impervious to change is its inconsistency with empirical research. Li (2006) captures this well when she states that ‘culture may consist of ancient, local, as well as new and globally portable norms, ideals, perspectives and views.

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