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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Although the Australian Code meets its international obligations by adhering to the principles established by the International Federation of Wasw Workers IFSWthis is not sufficient in tackling the complexities inherent in a pluralistic society. In particular, we need to take care oc we are not coopted by the prevailing discourse with its focus on individual rights and responsibilities.

The Code could be improved to be less tokenistic about difference, more specific and taking account of the diversity of practitioners.

Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: About Townsville Community Legal Service. What is a Community Legal Centre? Social coe and related concepts. It was the concern that social work in the main continues to give credence to universal principles, which attracted us to a postmodern analysis of social work ethics.

Most practitioners did not want the Code abandoned but recast in some way to address the concerns. We will contact you if necessary. Following on from direct references to Indigenous peoples, the revised Code leaps from the rights of Indigenous people to more general statements on cultural diversity, which can be seen as an endeavour to ‘universalise’ the particular.


It is aaxw professionally edited eethics refereed journal, led by a national committee of practitioners and academics.

Log in to myUWindsor. Australian Association of Social Workers. To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video. An examination of the social work codes of a number of western countries supported our concerns about the critical lag between theory and ethics. Townsville Community Legal Service has a range of policies, procedures, and service guidelines detailing how we deliver our services.

Social workers recognise and respect the racial and cultural diversity of Australian society, taking into account the further diversity that exists among the individuals, families, groups and communities with indigenous and other cultures.

Practice relevance What does our critique of codified ethics in the Australian context mean for practice? Details Collect From NL Yeatman, Allen and Unwin, Sydney.

They fail to distinguish between individual xode and collective rights, between mainstreaming approaches and sovereignty and between service delivery and rights to land and culture. Retrieved from ” https: Social work is not advanced by a postmodern approach which merely condemns everything and proposes nothing Fawcett and Featherstonep.

Discussing the Indigenous situation, Dodson refers to the ‘societal stability’ argument which is posed by those who, in order to promote the dominance of a chosen system, actively discourage, suppress, marginalise or neglect benignly other competing systems, with such sacrifices required ‘in the name of justice, stability and the majority interest’p.

Critical reflection as a pedagogical tool. The exploration has been part of a journey ehhics see the formulation of a more relevant moral framework for the profession.


A Moral Crisis for Social Work: Critical Practice & Codes of Ethics

You do not currently have access to this article. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. 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.

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Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? 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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Can I borrow this item? Rhodes Social work ethics day to day: Using critical reflection as a pedagogical tool, we reflect on how discourses affect our practice. Archived from the original on 27 March These constraints are more pronounced under the current economics-driven new managerialist agendas which confront the social work profession and which propose ‘global’ solutions to aass issues.