CASW Code Of Ethics/NLCSW Standards of Practice

In Newfoundland and Labrador, social work practice is regulated by the Social Workers Act (2010), the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) (2005) Code of Ethics, CASW (2005) Guidelines for Ethical Practice and the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers (NLCSW) (2020) Standards of Practice for Social Workers in NL.  The commitment to be aware of and adhere to these documents is affirmed as part of the application for registration and annually during renewal. 

The Social Workers Act (2010) is provincial legislation which regulates social work practice in Newfoundland and Labrador.  The CASW (2005) Code of Ethics sets forth the values and principles that guide professional social work practice. The NLCSW(2020) Standards of Practice, which are informed by the CASW Code and Guidelines, outlines the practice requirements for social workers in NL to ensure safe, ethical and competent professional practice.