Policies

Effective and ethical working environments for social work: the responsibilities of employers of social workers

IFSW POLICY STATEMENT
1      Introduction
This policy provides guidelines regarding the working environment required for:

effective and ethical social work practice;
alignment of organisational and social work practice objectives;
protection of the interests of service
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Definition of Social Work

Definition
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,
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Global standards

The process of developing global standards for the education and training of the social work profession1 is as important as the product; the actual standards that have been developed. In
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Statement of Ethical Principles

1. Preface
Ethical awareness is a fundamental part of the professional practice of social workers. Their ability and commitment to act ethically is an essential aspect of the quality of the
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Globalisation and the environment

Introduction
Globalisation is the process by which all peoples and communities come to experience an increasingly common economic, social and cultural environment. By definition, the process affects everybody throughout the world.
A
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Displaced persons

Introduction
The displacement or forced migration of people within their own countries is today a common international phenomenon. Such migration may be caused by internal armed conflicts, situations of general violence,
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Youth

Policy Issue
IFSW considers it necessary to re-evaluate the contribution social workers can make in the areas of policy-making, development of programmes implementation, and evaluation of services for young people. IFSW
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Women

1 Rationale
1.1 Attending to the well-being of women and girls is essential to social and economic development worldwide, as reflected in the inclusion of promoting gender equality and the empowerment
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Refugees

Policy Issue
The physical needs of refugees, for food, clothing, health care and shelter, have to be met. However, policies also need to focus on the psychosocial needs and related social
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Protection of personal information

Policy Issue
The collection and use of information about and by individuals is at the heart of social work practice, as recognised in the IFSW International Code of Ethics. Because of
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