There are three questions in this assignment, please answer all questions.
Question 1- Code of Conduct
As the manager of a new Care Home for the elderly, you are to ensure that all staff
understands, and are aware of the relevant professional codes of conduct.
You are expected to address all the employees about this before a visit by the
directors of your organisation in the following week.
Task- Analyse the main features of a relevant professional code of conduct
appropriate for the staff of your organisation to illustrate how this ensures ethical
decision-making, equality and fair treatment. Also, reflect on possible shortcomings.
(LOs 2, 4 & 6)
Question 2- Case Study & Questions
Please read the case study below and use it to answer question 2 only:
You are waiting at a bus stop in a busy town centre. You notice a young lady who is
wearing a hoody (a hooded sweatshirt). She is using the hoody to cover his head
and part of her face on a fairly warm day. She is also wearing dark sunglasses. She
is showing nervous mannerisms and keeps pacing up and down.
A friend of hers comes by and you notice that as they shake hands, an envelope is
exchanged. There are school children also waiting at the bus stop. She makes
another call and you can gather from what they are saying that someone will be
coming to drop a parcel off with her, at the bus stop, in about 10 minutes.
Would you call the police or you would act as though nothing had happened?
With reference to a minimum of 3 relevant ethical theories / approaches,
discuss the approach that you would take towards resolving this issue. Also, why
you chose a particular approach.
Question 3 – Job adverts
Scrutinise the job adverts: Job 1 and Job 2 below, and determine which one is legal,
and which one is not, in accordance with the equality and diversity laws in UK. Do
consider the concepts of ‘positive action’ and ‘positive discrimination’ while
responding to the questions.
Job 1 – Refugees Hostel Workers
Working hours: Full time
Employment type: Fixed Term (2yrs)
Closing Date: 26th Nov, 2018
Location: Various locations
Open to African women aged 18-30yrs
We are looking for three enthusiastic graduates with a degree in any discipline to
undertake a two-year management training programme in the local council. You
should have a strong interest in the delivery of local public services, be able to take
the initiative and have the confidence to relate to people at all levels within the
Job 2 – IT & Communication opportunity
We believe there should be a better representation of our diverse society in IT &
Communication, and each year we offer placements for two to three weeks for
students or graduates. This year our London office is running a scheme for
individuals with disabilities.
To be considered for a placement you must be at least 18, an EEA resident with the
right to work or train in the UK and able to demonstrate a genuine interest in IT &
Communication. The aim of the scheme is to introduce young people into the IT &
Communication environment. For this reason, we regret that those with experience
in IT & Communication are not eligible to apply for these placements.
Scrutinise both adverts and determine if they are all legal under UK Equality &
(LOs 2 & 5)