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Autor: moto 08 March 2011
Words: 2405 | Pages: 10
Assignment # 1: Good practice or bad judgement by the social worker?
February 15, 2011
SCENARIO # 1- Principle IV: The Social Work and Social Service Record: 4.2.3 and 4.2.4
The principle involved in scenario 1 is, &quot;Principle IV: The Social Work and Social Service Record.&quot; I believe that this scenario involves the above principle because it involves the storing of clients files. I believe there is an obvious infraction present in this case.
Subsection 4.2.3 states: &quot;College members ensure that each client record is stored and preserved in a secure location for at least seven years from the date of the last entry, or, if the client was less than eighteen years of age at the date of the last entry, at least seven years from the day the client became or would have become eighteen. Different periods of storage time may be required by law. Longer periods of storage time may be defined by the policies of a member's employing organization or by the policies of a self-employed member or a member who is responsible for complying with privacy legislation. Such policies should be developed with a view to the potential future need of the record.&quot;
In this scenario, subsection 4.2.3 has been violated by this social worker through the failure to store his clients' records for eight years. This is apparent because it states that he will be shredding them in a couple of weeks. Also, it is not possible that he has had them for at least eight years prior because the scenario states that he has only been counselling for four years.
Subsection 4.2.4 states, &quot;Self-employed College members, and College members
who are responsible for complying with privacy legislation, who cease practice may: (i) maintain their client records in accordance with Interpretation 4.2.3, or (ii) make arrangements to transfer the records to another College member and make reasonable efforts to give notice to their clients of the f...