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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Through the colonisation process Australia’s original inhabitants were systematically stripped of their culture, their land and their rights, and have been subjected to Cadw impositions by a variety of professions, including social work. Leads from the postmodern conception coed difference further challenges singular notions of rationalism and universalism and focus attention on those positioned as ‘other’. Encyclopedia of Canadian social work.

In particular, we need to take care that we are not coopted by the prevailing discourse with its focus on individual rights and responsibilities. Yeatman, Allen and Unwin, Sydney.

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It is still individualistic in approach although to its credit it does make statements about distributive justice, human rights and recognition and respect for racial and cultural diversity, caasw well as the need for social workers to act to change social structures that preserve inequalities and justice.

Comments from practitioners included:. Comments from practitioners included: Put into action the values, ethics, knowledge, and skills expected of social work professionals, so that other professionals, employees, clients and the general public may understand the goals and methods of social work practice in Nova Scotia.


Log in to myUWindsor. Yet, these new provisions do not go far enough. This page was last edited on 1 Novemberat However, he is not necessarily calling for the abandonment of ethics, but the rejection of typically modernist ways of going about moral problems, including the search for absolutes.

Cose new clauses fail to unravel the complexities of cultural diversity, anti-oppressive practice and discrimination.

CASW Code of Ethics ‘Values and Principles’ | Canadian Association of Social Workers

The Practice of Social Work: For Baumanp. Social workers will act without prejudice, seeking to prevent and eliminate negative discrimination based on grounds such as: One Code eghics leads the way is the New Zealand Code which incorporates detailed provisions about Maori people.

It also presents Indigenous peoples as ‘other’ failing to acknowledge the increasing number of Indigenous social workers. It does incorporate some statements about Indigenous Australians but these are minimal.

CASW Code of Ethics ‘Values and Principles’

Rhodes advances concerns about the application of justice principles within the United States NASW Code of Ethics, arguing that there is not general agreement on such fundamental concepts. At first glance this provision would suggest support for a pluralistic society, which encourages diversity of belief Rhodesp.

Following on from direct references to Indigenous peoples, the revised Code leaps from the rights of Indigenous people to more general statements on cultural diversity, csw can be seen as an endeavour to ‘universalise’ the particular. For example Aboriginal claims to land for example should not be expressed merely in terms of access to resources and income, but also about a means to recover and maintain aspects of culture Patton The AASW needs to change its image from an Anglo-Celtic institution to something else’ The Code could be improved to be less tokenistic about difference, more specific and taking account of the diversity of practitioners.


From Wikipedia, the ehhics encyclopedia. In joining with the Aboriginal position we need to be clear about the ideological stance we are embracing. Practice clde What does our critique of codified ethics in the Australian context mean for practice?

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

For Baumanalthough the postmodern perspective offers more wisdom, the postmodern setting makes acting etthics that wisdom more difficult. Non-registered and registration-inclined social workers who have completed a social work degree use LSW or LMSW, the licensed social worker designation is a common designation for career generalists and licensed master’s social worker to those entering the profession with a postgraduate degree.

Reconstructing an Emancipatory Project, Sage, London. Yet we argue that as social workers we need to work to find pathways to act on that wisdom and to apply the lessons of the postmodern paradigm to practice. The challenge remains as to what might exist if social work codes of wthics were based on postmodernist concepts of celebrating and accepting diversity, difference and multiplicity.

Future challenges 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. Codes of Ethics seem here to stay, although some challenges have been presented this notion.