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.
The College also develops practice support guidelines and tools to assist members and employers in interpreting and applying the College’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics in specific areas. These resources contain information and practice advice which members of the College should consider when navigating complex issues.