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Hoani Waititi Social Services Case Study

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  • Weizhi You (Peter)

Alternative care placement for BD

Workplace: hoani waititi social services

1 Outline the information and issues relevant to the decisions about the alternative placement for this individual.

BD is a 13years old boy. The boy’s parent are both not working and they are drug and drunk everyday. The boy couldn’t receive the good care from the family, not enough food, always wear on dirty clothes. He’s suffered from abuse in verbal and physical. The grandparents called the social services for some help because they are old and could not look after BD, and they would like BD to be placed in foster care. After discuss with grandparents, the social workers decide to remove BD from the parents care to another family which is full of love and willing to look after DB. The social worker concerned the parents of DB and told them that their children will leave them until they change them self and find themselves.

2 What other information did you need to obtain?

Safety: The person is safe from any kind of harm that comes from themselves, or any other person. Make sure he won’t be abused in foster care. Check if he is at risk of running away from foster are.

Wellbeing: We need to check the boy’s health situation and the psychology health situations.

The person’s wellbeing is looked after – for Maori people wellbeing should be considered in the holistic sense. We need concerned the family members and have a family meeting to discuss about it.

Arrange the visit for grandparents.

Key points of information provided to the parties involved or other observations

The boy is so silent and don’t want to talk with others and hide on the back of grandparents. So we spend the tie with BD and build the trust.

The grandparents have pain legs and sore back who need take medications every day and no family members can take BD, so foster family is necessary.

Outline how decision making was facilitated in accordance with the service providers standard

Gain information that is relevant to the decision making process. Before an Alternative Placement happens, the families including SW, BD, BD’ parents and BD’ grandparents may meet several times to discuss and share relevant information, issues and needs of the client for their safety and wellbeing.

The safety and wellbeing of BD is the subject of an alternative care placement is the first consideration

Social workers use verbal and non-verbal communications to obtain information relevant to decision making

Obtaining sufficient information to facilitate decision making about the alternative care placement includes all information and issues relevant to all parties involved in the decision about the alternative care placement

Keep the information confidential, and get family consent to discuss family concerns with outside agencies e.g drug agency.

5 other notes which reflect on the decision making process

The boy and the whanau will have the different preferences for the placement, perhaps related to the ease of access for visiting etc.

Cultural issues are an important consideration for social workers, particularly when dealing with Maori.

Some information may reflect on the decision making process including Health needs, Language, safety, client’s privacy,spiritual needs, Dietary needs, Medication needs, Physical comfort

Task 2

Student name: weizhi you(peter)

Alternative care placement for BD

Workplace: hoani waititi social services

1 Outline any further or additional information or issues relevant to the decisions about the alternative placement for this individual.

DB is more shy and silent at first week, but with the help of social workers and new families, he becomes improved both in physical and psychology health. For the spiritual support, the social worker bring him to the marae to join in maori activities and practice maori culture. DB made friend with them and develop his social network. But from the feedback of school, he is not focus on study and seldom do the homework.

BD will go to the same school so he won’t need to involved at another school. He always walk to school.

BD is happy to live in the foster family, the risk of running away is low.

2How did you plan the placement in line with the decisions of the parties involved and any other key people?

The social workers keep contact with family members involved. They keep contact with the fostr family and BD, gain feedbacks and make plan to help BD get used in the new family. They also contact with BD’s parents and grandparents. Helping BD’s parents stop drug and find a job to earn some money. They have a talk with the school and the teacher of BD then the school decide to spend extra hours to help BD study.

3 how did you plan the placement in line with ethical practice?

Followed agency’s policies/protocols.

Ethical practice, the ethics of social work practice also need to apply to decisions about alternative care placements. For example, it will be unethical to tell the person’s family the only place available was one a long distance away, because it had a vacancy and social worker can end their involvement quickly and move on to another case. A place was found nearly to garandparents’s home and easy to visit, families kept informed at all times of all the decision making.

4 how did you make sure that everything you did was focused on the current and future safety of the person who needed the alternative care placement?

BD need to moved from home because he couldn’t receive the properly care from parents which is bad for his well beings. The social worker together with relevant people needs to determine the best alternative care placement for BD, with the safety and wellbeing of the person as the first consideration.

5 key points of information provided or other obeservations

The parents of BD have agree to receive the help from the community and local organizations to stop drug.

BD is happy living in the foster home.

6 outline how planning was facilitated in accordance with the service providers standards. Give examples

Followed agency’s policies.

Family Group Conference (FGC) lead by Youth Justice Co-ordinator and Social Work.

Family group conference (FGC) supported CYF care as an interim measure.

completion of checklists: all the paper should be done and checked, it need to be sign by social worker, care provider and families.

security of information: make sure that all the information through inside the person who is involved.

Confidentiality and keeping accurate records of conversations or meetings

Social workers acknowledging the needs and issues of parties to the alternative care placement, use the interpersonal skills to work with the different parties and make sure everything goes on line.

7other notes reflect on the planning process

Home environment: low risk – high risk safety issues. Always consider person’s safety and well being first.

Family visit provide spiritual support.

Task 3

Student name: weizhi you(peter)

Alternative care placement for BD

Workplace: hoani waititi social services

1how did you encourage self-determination of the person who is the subject of the alternative care placement?

To encourage self-determination means encouraging families members to the plan to fulfil their identified roles, and to take ownership of these roles. Dependency on the social worker or social service provider needs to be discouraged. Encourage grandparents to visit. Provide BD’s parents 2or 3 councilling agencies to choose to solve their problems.

Outlined agency’s objectives and appropriate legislation, backing up agencies mandate/kaupapa.

Fully informed BD and whānau/family of the parameters and scope of the meeting, and allowed them to define the best options. Informed all the decision making at all times before it satarts.

Where possible I (agency) worked collaboratively with the family to find a middle ground where agency mandate and whānau choices weren’t aligned.

2how did you discourage dependency on you as the social worker and the social service provider?

Gave space (and resourced where necessary) so the whānau/family could define their own possible solutions. Give them 2to3 useful local agencies and let BD’s parents choose the way to help themselves.

Where possible the agency would step aside, so the family/whānau could step up.

3how did you assist key people in the implementation of the plan to identify progress?

I will provide key people with a care-plan that included key indicators of progress, such as attending school regularly, keeping curfew, behavioural contract etc and informed all decision making at all times.

4how did you assist parties to the plan to review the plan? What if any further options were identified? If the plan was amended, how was it amended?

Regular meetings to review progress were held between social service provider,BD , whānau and care giver(s). to check the which task has been achived so far and what to improve.

When implementation of the plan is complete, the plan (in its entirety) needs to be reviewed. In some cases the review will result in further options being identified. The review may also determine some different outcomes in terms of achievement of objectives and these also need to be recorded in the plan

5 key points of information provided or other observations

Parents have enrolled the drug councilling center

6outline the implementation was in accordance with the service providers standards

Cultural practices were followed eg a karakia/blessing was arranged for BD when he arrived at the home.

The checking in processes was completed fully, including areas such as health and safety, and rules for behaviour etc were explained to BD.

7other notes reflect on the implementation process

His study in school have a big improve under the help of teacher.

Task 4

Student name: weizhi you(peter)

Alternative care placement for BD

Workplace: hoani waititi social services

1how you know you had completed your required tasks or involvement in the plan?

DB is now in foster care family and the parents were enrolled in drug councilling. BD attend the school regular and make new friends. When the implementation of the alternative care placement is complete, it is time for the social worker to complete their involvement in the plan. Always first consider the safety and wellbeing of the person who is the subject of the alternative care placement.

2what possible future involvement might be required from the social service provider in this case? Think about factors that may lead to further contact being needed, what functions or services a social service provider might offer the person in the future, and how the person could go about re-establishing contact with social service provider

The parents may need parenting program to help them learn how to take care of BD. If the parents could not stop drug and abuse on BD, in this situation, BD have to move to another home. The social workers will provide many suggestions and some useful organizations for them. If they need services in the future, they can ring the organizations again.

3notesor key points of information received or other obeservatons made

Social worker’s tasks were clearly finished on the care plan, and the plan was updated to show they were completed.

Transition from home to residential care completed.

4outline how the closure was in accordance with the service providers standards

Review the items that were part of your role or responsibility in the plan. Check you have completed them all, and completed all related documentation etc.

Consult with the other parties to the plan. Check that they consider you have completed your responsibilities, or whether there is something else they were expecting you to do.

Handover meeting with host home family, BD and whānau.

5outline how you made sure information was kept confidential

Followed agency privacy policy. For example, consent from whānau to share information with alternative education provider was received.

6provide two examples of how your actions were in accordance with relevant legislation. Name the legislation in the example.

Privacy Act – I (agency) only kept information that was necessary for the purpose of facilitating BD’s placement in the host home.

CYPF Act – both BD and whānau were kept informed of decisions made, and wherever possible involved in the decision making process.

7other notes reflect on the closure process

All parties updated and keep contacting with them.

Provider policy followed, case file checked and updated, renew the information and regular check visit BD.

Task5

How tiriti o Waitangi in social services? Give 3 examples how your actions on placement were guided by the tiriti.

There are four principles in the Te Tiriti o Waitangi to ensure that maori’s rights were covered including partnership, protection, participation and permission.

A partnership in good faith between two Maori and Crown, for that principle, when engaging with Maori or creating policy that could affect Maori, the Social Service organisations ensure needs of Maori are prioritised. In order to make ensure Maori have rangatiratanga rights over their taonga, always consultation with Maori leadership and management when organisational policies are being discussed. Te Tiriti o Waitangi applies in social services including ensure that all social services have a bi-cultural perspective. For example, we respect our maori client, maori way to deal with things, our maori workmates and client’s families, keep good relationship with them.

Protection: for that principle, it allowed maori to exercise their Tino Rangatiratanga (absolute sovereignty) over all of their taonga(land), and benefit from these. Taonga in Maori language means land, resources, language, knowledge, and other aspects of the Maori way of life. Maori have the rights to enjoy their taonga in social service settings, and social service organisations must respect their way of life. It protect Maori’s rights to make choices that best serve their culture, that line with tika and kawa, suit their traditions and practices customary. For example, we working in the maori marae, we follow their traditional cultures and their process in the marae, we are not allowed to bring the food into marae and turn off the phone, no noisy when join the formal welcome.

Participation: it ensure that maori take part in the social counseling and have the equal rights with crown. Consultation at all levels with Maori. It must be service accessibility for Māori. Allowed Maori choose their models of health i.e (Te Whare Tapa Wha) rather than western models when working with Māori. So when we working with maori, we should knowing their needs and their culture respect, provide their prefer ways to help them.

Task6

How your actions throughout the process of contributing to the facilitation? At least 3 examples and include your inflections from your activities in this assessment all linked to theory for social service practice.

respect my client, always ask their permission, I always collect the family agreement before the action and listen to my client, respect their choices and their maori way to do things. And I respect their culture, when enter Maura, I will follow their traditional approach and customs.

Gain information that is relevant to the decision making process. Before an Alternative Placement happens, the families including SW, BD, BD’ parents and BD’ grandparents may meet several times to discuss and share relevant information, issues and needs of the client for their safety and wellbeing.

We keep contact with family members involved. Keeping contact with the fostr family and BD, gain feedbacks and make plan to help BD get used in the new family. Contacting with BD’s parents and grandparents. Helping BD’s parents stop drug and find a job to earn some money.

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