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Rules that govern conduct
What is socially approved
Ethics places moral duty and obligation

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  1. 1. Marangu Nchunge KSG –EMBU DKK KSG EMBU 2014 1 ETHICS & VALUES IN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
  2. 2. ETHICS • Moral principles • Moral values • Moral code • Standard of conduct and moral judgment or moral philosophy for a given profession • What is socially approved • Rules that govern conduct DKK KSG EMBU 2014 2
  3. 3. ethics cont Ethics places moral duty and obligation e.g. In • Commitment to work • Dress code • Personal image • Punctuality, truthfulness, consistency, emotional stability DKK KSG EMBU 2014 3
  4. 4. Why ethics? • To promote harmony and understanding among practitioners/ and clients • Enhance dignity of profession • Protect values of clients • Exalt commitment to duty • Guide for day to day conduct of members of profession • Ensure uniformity/ stds of service to clients • Enhance employer’s reputation DKK KSG EMBU 2014 4
  5. 5. Areas where workers observe ethics • Clients • Colleagues • Employer • Profession • Society DKK KSG EMBU 2014 5
  6. 6. Towards client • Recognize individual client abilities and perception • Help client achieve self fulfillment • Work to further legitimate desires and interests of clients • Maintain the client’s right to a relationship of mutual trust and privacy and confidence • Observe and maintain the client’s right to self determination DKK KSG EMBU 2014 6
  7. 7. Towards employer • Contribute to development of sound policies and objectives of the organization • Respect the mission that your employer stands for • Cooperate with agencies/ organizations that assist you in the delivery of services • Promote professional accountability and enhance respect for the organization • Bring to the attention of the employer incompatible policies DKK KSG EMBU 2014 7
  8. 8. Towards colleagues • Respect their training and performance • Respect their different opinions and practices • Share knowledge and experiences/ ideas with them • Bring to their attention any violation of client’s interest, and reprimand them honorably against any unjust actions DKK KSG EMBU 2014 8
  9. 9. Towards profession • Maintain value, knowledge and methodology of the profession • Uphold the ethical practice of the profession and work to advance it • Defend the profession against unnecessary criticism • Participate actively in research to enrich the professional body of theory DKK KSG EMBU 2014 9
  10. 10. Towards society • Work to prevent and eliminate discrimination • Ensure access to equal opportunities • Respond appropriately to issues of public emergence • Advocate change in policy and legislation for the good of all • Encourage informed public participation DKK KSG EMBU 2014 10
  11. 11. Morality • Level of truthfulness • Language use • Relationships • Attitude towards others • Confidentiality/ secrecy • Communication of messages/ news Morals define character DKK KSG EMBU 2014 11
  12. 12. Integrity • Uprightness • Doing what is right and just • Trustworthiness • Hating dishonest gain • Having strong moral principles “INTEGRITY IS WEIGHED BY WHAT YOU DO WHEN NO-ONE IS WATCHING YOU” DKK KSG EMBU 2014 12
  13. 13. Pillars of integrity • Accountability • Transparency • Responsibility • Effectiveness • Efficiency DKK KSG EMBU 2014 13
  14. 14. Code of ethics • Most organizations have a code of ethics which is used as a guide on expected behaviour. Many professions have a code of conduct. • Examples – Public Officers Ethics Act (2003) Code of Ethics for Social Dev Workers, etc. DKK KSG EMBU 2014 14
  15. 15. PUBLIC OFFICERS ETHICS ACT They include:- • Personal interests vs official • Declaration of income, assets and liabilities (before 30th Nov.) every two years. • Official Secrets Act on entering and leaving service • Contesting for elections • Liability of officers to be posted to any station in Kenya • Absence from duty without permission(24/10 rule) DKK KSG EMBU 2014 15
  16. 16. • Pecuniary embarrassment • Report in cases of criminal proceedings • Interdiction/ suspension • Disciplinary procedure/ appeal DKK KSG EMBU 2014 16
  17. 17. In particular, the general code of conduct and ethics as provided in the Ethics Act requires public officers to: • Provide services efficiently and honestly • Carry out duties in a way that maintains public confidence. • Treat the public and fellow public officers with courtesy and respect. DKK KSG EMBU 2014 17
  18. 18. • Conduct private affairs in a manner that maintains public confidence in the integrity of his/her office. • Seek to improve the standards of performance and level of professionalism in their organization. • Observe official working hours • Maintain appropriate standard of dress and hygiene DKK KSG EMBU 2014 18
  19. 19. • Discharge any professional duties in a professional manner. • Carry out their duties in accordance with the law • Guard against the practice of nepotism or favoritism • Guard against sexual harassment of members of the public or fellow public officers. DKK KSG EMBU 2014 19
  20. 20. • Avoid using their offices as venues for soliciting or collecting ‘harambees’ • Avoid improper usage of their offices to acquire land or other property. • Avoid conflict of interest • Surrender any gifts to the government/ organization, except personal gifts from friends and relatives given according to custom DKK KSG EMBU 2014 20
  21. 21. • Protect all property entrusted to his care • When giving advice, give honest and impartial advice. • Make appointments on the basis of integrity, competence and suitability • Observe political neutrality • Avoid engaging with foreigners in activities detrimental to the security of Kenya DKK KSG EMBU 2014 21
  22. 22. INTEGRITY IN THE BIBLE • Defined as honesty, without compromise or corruption • Job 2:3; 2:9; 27:5; • Psalms 25:21; 26:11; 111:8; 119:1; • Proverbs 2:7; 10:9; • Titus 2:7 DKK KSG EMBU 2014 22
  23. 23. CONCLUSION Ethics and Integrity are indispensable values for any organization. Therefore all of us should be steadfast in developing and maintaining high standards of ethics and integrity. Remember, acting as a champion for ethics and integrity would be what differentiates a leader from a follower. DKK KSG EMBU 2014 23

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