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 · 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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About Townsville Community Legal Service. This was similar to what academics and students told us in the course of our inquiry. The AASW oversees an accreditation process for members in order to ensure and promote competency in social work practice.

The process consists of a mix of research, supervision and training. 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.

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This page was last edited on 23 October fo, at Our Rules detail our organisational objectives. 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. In particular, we need to take care that we are not coopted by the prevailing discourse with its focus on individual rights and responsibilities. You do not currently have access to this article. You must be aasw in to Tag Records.

They fail to distinguish between individual rights and collective rights, between mainstreaming approaches and sovereignty and between service delivery and rights to land and culture.


Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Codes of ethics have been reified and upheld as one of the defining aspects of the social work profession Banks We need to return to those moral considerations and ideological positions to which Rhodes alluded. However, he is not necessarily calling for the abandonment of ethics, but the rejection of typically modernist ways of going about moral problems, including the search for absolutes. Can I borrow this item?

Locating our subjectivities as social work practitioners. Social workers will act without prejudice, seeking to prevent and eliminate negative discrimination based on fo such as: Social work ethics in the age of activism’, Australian Social Work, vol.

Difference, Society and Justice’, in Justice and Identity: Although many practising social workers would deny working on ‘universalist’ assumptions and would hail the acknowledgment of difference as paramount to their practice methods, constraints under which such workers operate do not reflect this. The AASW Code however, does not refer to the need for Indigenous Australians to shape the overall policies that govern their lives in accordance with their own cultural traditions and practices.

Reasons identified for codes of professinal ethics include a contribution to the professional status of an occupation, to establish and maintain professional identity, to guide practitioners how to act and to protect users from malpractice or abuse Banksp.

Can I view this online? What this Code should look like, is yet to be resolved. Yet we ethiccs that as social workers we need to work to find pathways to act on that wisdom and to apply the lessons of the postmodern paradigm to 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. Catalogue Persistent Identifier https: More on this topic History as a Resource for the Future: The provisions reflect a view that Aboriginal people are a minority who suffer particular disadvantages, not that they are Indigenous people with rights and status D’Souza Reformulated inthe New Zealand Code attempts to accommodate difference and diversity.

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Australian Association of Social Workers Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia’s template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. We want to reduce inequality through positive legal and social change, including by providing greater access to justice through our services. If you would like to give a compliment, provide a suggestion or make a complaint you can: To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Our analysis is consistent with a developing critique of universalising approaches which has emerged following engagement with postmodern perspectives in social work HoweLeonard The exploration has been part of a journey to see the formulation of a more relevant moral framework for the profession.

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Codes of Ethics seem here to stay, although some challenges have been presented this notion. It was formed in at the ethis level, although a number of state branches had formed prior to this.

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: