Beatrice is 12 years old, and she has been having trouble at school. On the weekend Beatrice attends a netball match organised by Matthew who is a youth worker employed by a local government run agency.
After the game, Beatrice tells Matthew that she is having trouble at school, and she wants to change schools because she is frightened of her teacher. Beatrice also tells Matthew that she has been hiding at the local shopping mall during the day to avoid going to class. Beatrice gives Matthew a piece of paper with her personal information written down including her address, her phone number, and the name of the teacher she is frightened of.
Q8 Discuss whether Matthew is mandated to report his concerns about Beatrice’s
safety under the local legislation in your state? (2 marks)
Q9. Can Matthew ask Beatrice further questions about her experience with the teacher? Provide reasons for your answer and refer to the Commonwealth Privacy Act and any limits that apply in collecting personal information (3 marks)
Q10. What is Matthew’s ethical obligation in relation to keeping Beatrice’s personal information private? Refer to section 5.4.1 and section 5.4.2 of the Australian Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics (2020) in your answer. (2 marks).