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Social Care and Community Work
Code of Ethics for Social Workers Adopted by the British Association of Social Workers The British Association of Social Workers is the professional association for social workers in the UK
The Association Its duty is to ensure as far as possible that its members discharge their ethical obligations and are afforded the professional rights that are necessary for the promotion of the rights of service users
Code of Ethics The primary objective of the Associations Code of Ethics is to express the values and principles which are integral to social work and to give guidance on ethical practice The Code is binding on all members The Association has adopted the definition of social work issued by the International Federation of Social Workers
Definition of social work Translate the definition below: The social work profession promotes social change, problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being. Utilising theories of human behaviour and social systems, social work intervenes at the points where people interact with their environments. Principles of human rights and social justice are fundamental to social work.
Definicija - prijevod Socijalni rad kao profesija promiče socijalne promjene, rješavanje problema u međuljudskim odnosima te osnaživanje i oslobađanje ljudi kako bi se povećalo blagostanje. Koristeći teorije ljudskog ponašanja i društvenih sustava, socijalni rad djeluje na mjestima gdje dolazi do interakcije ljudi i njihovog okruženja. Načela ljudskih prava i socijalne pravde su temeljna za socijalni rad.
Objectives of social work Social workers attempt to relieve and prevent hardship and suffering They have a responsibility to help individuals, families, groups and communities through the provision of appropriate services and by contributing to social planning
Mission Its mission is to enable all people to develop their full potential, enrich their lives and prevent dysfunction
Scope of social work Their work may include, but is not limited to, interpersonal practice, groupwork, community work, social development, social action, policy development, research, social work education and supervisory functions in these fields
Values Social work is committed to five basic values: Human dignity and worth Social justice Service to humanity Integrity Competence
Human dignity and worth All persons have a right to well-being, self- fulfilment and to as much control over their lives as is consistent with the rights of others Social workers have a duty to respect basic human rights and show respect for all persons
Social justice Social justice includes equal treatment and protection under the law and fair distribution of resources to meet basic human needs The pursuit of social justice involves identifying, seeking to aleviate and advocating strategies for overcoming structural disadvantage
Service to humanity Fundamental goals are: - to meet personal and social needs - to enable people to develop their full potential - to contribute to the creation of a fairer society
Integrity Integrity comprises honesty, reliability, openness and impartiality and is an essential value in the practice of social work
Competence Proficiency in social work practice is an essential value Social workers have a duty to identify, develop, use and disseminate knowledge, theory and skill for social work practice
Focus Professional social work is focused on problem solving and change The profession strives to alleviate poverty and to liberate vulnerable and oppressed people in order to promote social inclusion
Discussion points Which qualities are needed in order to become a good social worker? What are social workers concerned with? Why do you want to become a social worker?
Concerns Social workers are concerned with social problems; they consider the whole individual (including their biological, psychological, sociological, familial, cultural, and spirital subsystems) within the context of their situation
Levels of intervention Micro (individual & family) Mezzo (agency & small groups) Macro (societies, organizations & communities)