AASW Code of Ethics (), (The Code) provides the foundation for The flowchart below sets out the AASW’s key practice documents and. Organization: Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). American Association of Social Workers ยท AASW Code of Ethics. AASW Code of Ethics accepted at the Australian Association of Social Workers’. Annual General Meeting, Canberra, 19 November Second edition:

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In recent years however, there have been increasing critiques of codes and their purpose in social work education and practice. Comments from practitioners included: Using critical reflection as a pedagogical tool, we reflect on how discourses affect our practice. New search User lists Site feedback Ask a librarian Help. If we accept the impossibility of now finding ‘one voice’ in which to represent difference and if we embrace a politics of difference Yeatmanthen it may be possible to have a Code which reflects diversity.

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Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Catalogue Persistent Identifier https: Future challenges The challenge remains as to what might exist if social work codes of ethics were based on postmodernist concepts of celebrating and accepting diversity, difference and multiplicity.

Embracing diversity’, in eds. Sign In Forgot password? Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: Our analysis is consistent with a developing critique of universalising approaches which has emerged following engagement with postmodern perspectives in social work HoweLeonard Overcoming bioethical, legal, and hereditary barriers to mitochondrial replacement therapy in the USA.

Criticisms from the practitioners of the AASW Code included asaw it was not adequate in addressing issues of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race, disability, age and class; ethisc Code was seen as based on middle class and western notions and Anglo-Celtic codde and the Code had limited reflection of other world views and diversity of practice.


It was formed in at the federal level, although a number of state branches had formed prior to this.

An examination of the social work codes of a number of western countries supported our concerns about the critical lag between theory and ethics.

Australian Association of Social Workers — Rules and practice. Although social work has always had a progressive element in its ranks, it is in the past two aasq that a perspective has developed which challenges the hegemony of conventional social work theories of ‘person reform’ and ‘social reform’. Practice relevance What does our critique of codified ethics in the Australian context mean for practice? These perspectives have placed emphasis on the power relations between people of different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, different sexual preferences and different generational positions.

You could not be signed in. Most users should sign in with their email address. It also presents Indigenous peoples as ‘other’ failing to acknowledge the increasing number of Indigenous social workers. We want to reduce inequality through positive legal and social change, including by oof greater access to justice through our services. Rhodes advances concerns about the application of justice principles within the United States NASW Code of Ethics, arguing that there is not general agreement on such fundamental concepts.

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Comments from practitioners included:. Townsville Community Legal Service has a range of policies, procedures, and service guidelines detailing how we deliver our services. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.

In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. We provide targeted assistance ethic priority areas of law for vulnerable and disadvantaged clients, as required by our funding agreements.


It is a professionally edited and refereed journal, led by a national committee of practitioners and academics. We interviewed a small group of social workers in Melbourne and Sydney – practitioners we identified as coming from a progressive or critical perspective, for their views. We recognise that a number of factors impact on our clients’ ability to obtain legal advice including distance, disability, transport, employment obligations, and family and childcare commitments.

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AASW Code of Ethics (1999)

About Townsville Community Legal Service. For example, the Standards of Practice incorporated in the Australian Code of Ethics includes a statement under the umbrella of commitment to social justice that:. It does incorporate some statements about Indigenous Australians but these are minimal. Sign In or Create an Account. The project emerged as we questioned the role of social work ethics as an arbiter with students who were floundering during the fieldwork practicum.

Can I view this online? This was similar to what academics and students told us in the course of our inquiry. Our service guidelines set out the services that we provide in different areas of law, and the way in which we provide those services. They acknowledge the historical disadvantage suffered by indigenous people and the implications of this for social work practice. Although the social work profession has joined with others in advocating for a reconciliation process between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples, there has been little evidence of more direct advocacy.

The revised Code does, but is limited.