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Global Social Work Statement of Ethical Principles

This Statement of Ethical Principles is designed to facilitate social workers' aspirations towards the highest possible standards of ethical practice, through processes of constant debate, self-reflection, willingness to deal with ambiguities, and to engage in ethically acceptable processes of...

Children’s Consent Framework: Policy and Practice for Maturity-Aligned Engagement of Children in Decisions about HIV-Related Medical and Social Services and Management of Confidential Information

This framework aims to provide clear and consistent policy and practice to support the engagement of children in making informed decisions about HIV-related prevention, testing, care, social support and treatment.

The Role of the Social Worker in Adoption - Ethics and Human Rights: An enquiry

Social workers’ decision making is at the heart of adoption and needs to be subject to ethical scrutiny from within the profession and from without. This Enquiry explores the ethical and human rights dimensions of social work practice when making life changing decisions about children and their...

State of the Social Service Workforce in South Asia

This report describes policies, education, funding and support available to the workforce, and includes data available on the composition of the workforce in eight countries.

Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development Third Report: Promoting community and environmental sustainability

This is the third of a series of four reports on The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. It presents the findings of five Regional Observatories that have examined social work and social development practice related to the third pillar of The Global Agenda. These observations are...

Short-term Missions: Guidance to support orphans and vulnerable children

This resource provides guidance and considerations before undertaking a short-term mission trip.

State of the Social Service Workforce Report 2017: Stories of Workforce Efforts to Address Violence Against Children

In this third annual report, the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance highlights the many ways that the social service workforce positively impacts the lives of children and families affected by violence.

Social Work Case Management Standards

The core standards are designed to enhance social workers’ awareness of the values, knowledge, methods, and skills needed to practice case management competently.

Survey on the Situation of Siblings in the Child Care System in Romania

This report provides data and background on challenges of placing siblings together in foster families. The aim of this survey is to help prepare a national institutional framework, to support the general directorates for social assistance and child protection and non-governmental organizations in...

NASW Code of Ethics

This code of ethics, developed by the National Association of Social Workers US, is intended to serve as a guide to the everyday professional conduct of social workers.

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