20220215 Revision for 2021
Here are the highlighted revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics
The NASW Code of Ethics are outlined here – NASW Code of Ethics
For me, The Code of Ethics is the foundation that informs my area of focus, responsibility, and decision points.
To enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.
- social justice
- dignity and worth of the person
- importance of human relationships
Ethical Principles (based on Core Values)
- Social workers’ primary goal is to help people in need and to address social problems. (Service)
- Social workers challenge social injustice. (Social Justice)
- Social workers respect the inherent dignity and worth of the person. (Dignity and Worth of the Person)
- Social workers recognize the central importance of human relationships. (Importance of Human Relationships)
- Social workers behave in a trustworthy manner. (Integrity)
- Social workers practice within their areas of competence and develop and enhance their professional expertise. (Competence)