The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) Code of Ethics () sets forth the values and principles that guide professional social work practice. Although the official Code of Ethics for social workers in British Columbia is the BCASW/BCCSW Code of Ethics, the Code of Ethics developed by the Canadian . Ethical behaviour lies at the core of every profession. The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) Code of Ethics sets forth values and principles.

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Although the social work profession has joined with others in advocating for a reconciliation process between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples, there has been little evidence of more direct advocacy. Retrieved from ” https: Most practitioners did not want the Code abandoned but recast in some way to address the concerns. Text Only Site Search.

From social equality to compassion: a critique of the CASW Code of Ethics – Social Care Online

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Our Foundation for Growth. Academic Programs How to apply. Although many practising social workers would deny working on ‘universalist’ assumptions and would hail the acknowledgment of difference as paramount to their practice methods, constraints under which such workers operate do not reflect this.

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These constraints are more pronounced under the current economics-driven new managerialist agendas which confront the social work profession and which propose ‘global’ solutions to complex issues.


Nova Scotia College of Social Workers. If erhics accept the impossibility of now finding ‘one voice’ in which to represent difference and if we embrace a politics of difference Yeatmanthen it may be possible to have a Code which reflects diversity.

British Columbia Association of Social Workers. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Unravelling codification of ethics Reasons identified for codes of professinal ethics include a contribution to the professional status of an occupation, to establish and maintain professional identity, to guide practitioners how to act and to protect users from malpractice or abuse Banksp.

Encyclopedia of Canadian social work.

Retrieved 7 December Comments from practitioners included:. This was similar to what academics and students told us in the course of our inquiry. We interviewed a small group of social workers in Melbourne and Sydney – ethiics we identified as coming from a progressive or critical perspective, for their views. Social work is not advanced by a postmodern approach which merely condemns everything and proposes nothing Fawcett and Featherstonep.

Yet as de Maria notes, the Code does not encourage social activism The new clauses fail to unravel the complexities of cultural diversity, anti-oppressive practice and discrimination. In the main, the conventional and the progressive views stand in opposition to each other, representing conflicting philosophies and ideologies.

There have been few such analyses of practice, and we call on social work practitioners to take Riley’s lead in unravelling the limitations of traditional theoretical explanations in practice.

Linda Briskman can be contacted via e-mail: This remains unfinished business for the profession. We establish, maintain, and regulate Standards of Professional Practice to ensure Nova Scotians receive the services of skilled and competent social workers who are knowledgeable, ethical, qualified, and accountable to the people who receive their services.


It also does not lament the place social work has had in the oppression of Indigenous people; nor does it specify the need to consult with Indigenous groups on matters of concern to their communities; nor does it comment on the existing over-representation of Indigenous children in the systems which are serviced by social workers, particularly the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

For Baumanp. She found that calling on the modernist theoretical perspectives did not deal with the contradictions facing her in trying to provide explanations for the inconsistencies and concerns she experienced when dealing with complex and extraordinary events. Since that time our work has taken new twists caws turns as we sought to explore perceptions of social work practitioners, educators and students and to look for theoretical insights, particularly from postmodernism.

In joining with the Aboriginal position we need to be clear about the ideological stance we are embracing.

The challenge remains as to what might exist if social work codes of ethics were based on postmodernist concepts of celebrating and accepting diversity, difference and multiplicity. Retrieved 5 October Establishes professional expectations as the basis of responsibility for social ehics so that they may develop, control, evaluate, and improve their own practice.

Yet, these new provisions do not go far enough.