Ethical Practice & Client Rights
Caseworkers, supervisors, and other staff should be guided by an overarching set of ethical standards that inform their decision-making and conduct when working with children, youth, and families. Relationships with clients and colleagues should be based on mutual respect, commitment, and honesty, and should take into consideration cultural differences and the right to privacy. Use the following resources to learn more about ethical practice and client rights in child welfare.
- Agency management
- Casework practice
- Client rights
- Evidence-based practice
Code of Ethics
National Association of Social Workers
Sets forth the basic values, principles, and standards to guide all social workers in their decision-making and conduct when ethical issues arise.
The NSDTA Code of Ethics for Training and Development Professionals in Human Services: Case Scenarios and Training Implications (PDF - 228 KB)
National Staff Development and Training Association (2004)
Outlines best practices for professionals who train human services workers, including the values of training and development; responsibilities to training participants, their employers, and clients, as well as core competencies for human services professionals and trainers.