The international standards and principles that underpin all of the policies in this book act as a glue that binds together the global social work profession, shaping practice outcomes in a unique pattern that differs from other ‘human service’ professions. This results in a social worker in one part of the world being able to recognize why and how a social worker practices in another part of the world through their shared professional perspective, a perspective built over many decades and articulated through the profession’s international policies.
“This book will be invaluable to anyone interested in social work and social justice. The international social work polices will assist any reader to understand the development of the social profession and anchor them in the wisdom of a world-wide profession that makes positive and sustainable outcomes in peoples lives.”
Ruth Stark, IFSW Global President