The NSCSW 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 social work services.

The people of Nova Scotia are entitled to receive the highest calibre of care from their social workers, and we maintain this standard of care through the following:

  • Social Worker Regulations
  • NSCSW BY-Laws
  • CASW CODE of Ethics
  • NSCSW Standards of Pratice
  • Professional Development Standards
  • Candidacy