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South African Council for SocialService ProfessionsPolicy Guidelines forCourse of Conduct, Code of Ethicsand the Rules for Social Workers
TABLE OF CONTENTSPreamble11.Legislative Mandate42.Philosophy of the Code of Conduct43.Purpose of South African Social Service Professions'Code of Ethics44.Guiding Ethical Values and Principles55.General Ethical Standards85.1Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities towards theprofession85.2Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities towardsClient Systems145.3Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilitiestowards Colleagues and other Social Workers335.4Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities inPractice Settings375.5Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities to theBroader Society426.Implementation447.Failure to comply with the Code of Ethics:Legal implications448.Evaluation and Review of Policy Document44Annexures45Annexure A:Professionals Ethical Responsibilities asSocial Workers47Annexure B:HIV infection and AIDS Policy Guidelines ofthe South African Council for Social ServiceProfessions49Annexure C:Confidentiality within occupational settings59Annexure D:A letter of protest (Guideline)61Annexure E:Information regardingPromotion of Access toInformation Act, Act No. 2 of 200063Glossary65References/Sources67Policy Guidelines for Course of Conduct,Code of Ethics and the Rules for Social Workers
South AfricanCouncil for Social Service Professions
ETHICAL CODE POLICY GUIDELINES FOR SOCIAL WORK-ERS REGARDING THE CONDUCT OF SOCIAL WORKERSPREAMBLEThis policy guideline document contains the Code of Conduct for socialworkers, describing in detail the standards of conduct within which theyshould work.This introduction is intended to assist you to understand whatthe codes are for and what they mean for social workers and client systems.It is anticipated that social workers will recognize in the code the standardsto which they already aspire.The Council will promote these standardsthrough making them widely available.What is a Code of conduct/ethics?The Code of conduct for social workers is a list of statements that describesthe standards of professional conduct required of social workers whencarrying out their daily activities.The intention is to confirm the standards required in service provision andensure that social workers know and understand what standards of conductCouncil, employers, colleagues, client systems and the public at largeexpect of them.The primary mission of social workers is to enhance human well-being andhelp meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention tothe needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, disadvantagedand impoverished.Social workers promote social justice and social change with and on behalfof client systems.The word "client systems" includes individuals,families, groups and communities.

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