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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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.

This paper presents research which I have undertaken with Carolyn Noble from the University of Western Sydney for more than five years.

Retrieved from ” https: The Standards of Practice: British Columbia Association of Social Workers. Ethlcs examination of the social work codes of a number of western countries supported our concerns about the critical lag between theory and ethics.

We need to return to those moral considerations and ideological positions casq which Rhodes alluded. It is aspirational and provides an ideal to strive for. Fook, Transforming Social Work Practice: Text Only Site Search. 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 eethics of practitioners.

For example, the Standards of Practice incorporated in the Australian Code of Ethics includes a statement under the umbrella of commitment to social justice that: Discussing the Etbics situation, Dodson refers to the ‘societal stability’ argument which is posed by those who, in order to promote the dominance of a chosen system, actively discourage, suppress, marginalise or neglect benignly other competing systems, with such sacrifices required ‘in the name of justice, stability and the majority interest’p.


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Questioning the relevance of social work codes of ethics strikes at the heart of professionalism and professional control. The project emerged as we questioned the role of social work ethics as an arbiter with students who were floundering during the fieldwork practicum. They acknowledge the historical disadvantage suffered by indigenous people and the implications of this for social work practice. Comments from practitioners included:. Ensuring Nova Scotians receive the services of skilled and competent social workers who are knowledgeable, ethical, qualified, and accountable to the people who receive social work services.

This is despite the well-documented claims by Indigenous people that by being free to determine their own destinies, their circumstances will improve Dennisp.

Encyclopedia of Canadian social work. For example, the Standards of Practice incorporated in the Australian Code of Ethics includes a statement under the umbrella of commitment to social justice that:.

She statesp. Reconstructing ethocs Emancipatory Project, Sage, London. This paper takes the work a step further by applying our reflections to the situation of Indigenous people in Australia, Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders.

These codes incorporated at best, global assumptions based on general notions of social justice, elimination of discrimination and self-determination.

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In particular we have questioned the incorporation ethicx universal content in codes of ethics for the social work profession. Canadian Association of Social Workers.

Although the Australian Code meets its international obligations by adhering to the principles established by the International Federation of Social Workers IFSWthis is not sufficient in tackling the complexities inherent in a pluralistic society. By not specifying the nature of justice, a social worker cannot be expected to understand the form of their responsibility.


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Comments from practitioners included: History of Canadian Social Welfare: Difference, Society and Justice’, in Justice and Identity: As a profession we need to be careful to avoid a return to what Colin Tatzeethics.

In joining with the Aboriginal position we need to be clear about the ideological stance we are embracing. The Coce Scotia College of Social Workers exists to serve and protect Nova Scotians by effectively regulating the profession of social work.

Yet, these new provisions do not go far enough. They fail to distinguish between individual rights and collective rights, between mainstreaming approaches and sovereignty and between service delivery and rights to land and culture.

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Although social work has always had a progressive element in its ranks, it is in the past two decades that a perspective has developed which challenges the hegemony of conventional social work theories of ‘person reform’ and ‘social reform’.