February 2011 – Code of Practice to support social workers

BASW/CoSW England Code of Good Practice for Supervision in Social Work, with special reference to social workers working in multi disciplinary teams
Principles of supervision

1. The prime purpose of supervision is to support social workers to provide good quality services. Social work is a complex and demanding profession. Effective supervision of social workers enables social workers to maximise their effectiveness
2. BASW/CoSW believe that it is essential to base social work decisions on ethical principles. The BASW/CoSW Code of Ethics provides an effective framework for social workers to support decision making in supervision.

Published : 28th February 2011*

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