Guiding social work practice
Social workers are guided by the College’s Standards of Practice & the Code of Ethics.
The Standards of Practice, crafted in consultation with the College’s members, detail their responsibilities to clients, colleagues, employers, and society as a whole.
The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) Code of Ethics sets values and principles to guide social workers’ professional conduct. Ethical behavior must also come from a social worker’s individual commitment to engage in ethical practice. The spirit and the letter of the Code of Ethics serves to guide social workers as they act in good faith with a genuine desire to make sound judgments.