Code Of Ethics In Social Work

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According to the Preamble of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics, “The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.” Also, stated in the Preamble, “social workers promote social justice and social change with and on behalf of clients, which refers to individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities… Social workers seek to enhance the capacity of people to address their own needs. Social workers also seek to promote the responsiveness of organizations, communities, and other social institutions to individuals ' needs and social problems. The mission of the social work profession is rooted in a set of core values. These core values, embraced by social workers throughout the profession 's history, are…show more content…
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