End of first placement

4. RIGHTS, JUSTICE AND ECONOMIC WELLBEING - Advance human rights and promote social justice and economic wellbeing

Social workers recognise and promote the fundamental principles of human rights, social justice and economic wellbeing enshrined in national and international laws, conventions and policies. These principles underpin our practice and we use statutory and case law effectively in our work. We understand and address the effects of oppression, discrimination and poverty. Wherever possible, we work in partnership with people using services, their carers and families, to challenge inequality and injustice, and promote strengths, agency, hope and self-determination.

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  • understand and, with support, apply in practice the principles of human rights, social justice, inclusion and equality  
  • understand how legislation and policy can advance or constrain people's rights  
  • work within the principles of human and civil rights and equalities legislation  
  • recognise the impact of poverty and social exclusion and promote enhanced economic status, income and equal opportunities through access to education, work, housing, health services and welfare benefits  
  • recognise the value of independent advocacy.

 

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