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These core values are inherent to the effectiveness of social work activities and programs. These core codes serve certain purposes. For example, they establish the moral foundation of the social worker's organization and they summarize the ethical principles used to set professional standards and guide social work practices.


Addressing social ills and helping others is a primary goal of all social workers. Service is the value from which all other social work values stem. Social workers regularly elevate the needs of others above their own personal interests and use their skills and knowledge (from education and experience) to help people.


The second section, "Purpose of the NASW Code of Ethics," provides an overview of the Code's main functions and a brief guide for dealing with ethical issues or dilemmas in social work practice. The third section, "Ethical Principles," presents broad ethical principles, based on social work's core values, that inform social work practice.


The Core Values of Social Workers. According to the NASW Code of Ethics, there are 6 core values that are fundamental to the mission of Social Workers. These are the values that should guide the decision making and actions of Social Workers, particularly should an ethical issue arise.


Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers OVERVIEW The NASW Code of Ethics is intended to serve as a guide to the everyday professional conduct of social workers. This Code includes four sections. The first Section, "Preamble," summarizes the social work profession's mission and core values.


To establish the core values upon which the social work profession is based. To create specific ethical standards that should guide social work practice and reflect the core values. To help social workers navigate professional considerations and obligations when ethical uncertainties arise.


1. Service to Humanity. Service to others is one of the main values in social work, from which all of the other values stem. Social workers acknowledge that serving others is more important than self-interest and put the needs of their clients ahead of their own.


The social work core values are the root of the field’s mission, and they exhibit what is unique to the role. The core values and the NASW code of ethics that stem from them must be considered within the context and complexity of the human experience. The Purpose of a Code.


The three core values that members of the social work profession are committed to – Respect for persons, Social justice and Professional integrity – are symbolised as being cyclical and never ending. The AASW Code of Ethics was presented at the Australian Association of Social Workers’ Annual General Meeting, Brisbane, 12 November 2010.


The British Association of Social Workers is the professional association for social workers in the United Kingdom (UK). The Code of Ethics states the values and ethical principles on which the profession is based. The Association has a duty to ensure as far as possible that its members discharge...