Code of Ethics

During 2011 BASW consulted with members and others on a revised version of its Code of Ethics, the definitive document underpinning social work practice since 1975.

Below you can download the 2012 updated version and also read a Professional Social Work article explaining how the new Code was produced and what it aims to achieve.

Download the Code of Ethics (English)

Download the Code of Ethics (Welsh)

View Code of Ethics article from PSW (January 2012)

Download The Code of Ethics Addendum, additional guidance for independent social workers