The full publication has the following chapters:
2 Definition of social work in Aotearoa New Zealand
3 Code of Ethics of the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers
4 IFSW/IASSW Ethics in Social Work, Statement of Principles
5 Human Rights: International Conventions and Domestic Agencies
6 Complaints Resolution Process
7 The Development of Social Work Ethical Codes in Aotearoa New Zealand
It begins with a foreword by the then ANZASW President Rose Henderson and Ethics Committee Convenor, John White. In order to acknowledge the antecedents of this publication, the final chapter gives a chronological account of significant events, resources and people involved in the development of ethical social work in Aotearoa New Zealand from 1964 to the present day.
Chapter 3 contains the ANZASW Code of Ethics . In addition to this chapter the full publication draws together statements on the knowledge and values-base of ethical social work in Aotearoa New Zealand, as informed by our unique bi-cultural partnership and by international links.
In regard to the Code itself, the purposes are to:
- provide a definitive, systematic statement on ethical social work
- offer guidance on the relationship between Tangata Whenua and Tauiwi in social work practice in Aotearoa New Zealand
- give benchmarks for the protection of clients and against potentially unethical behaviours
- inspire professional behaviour which reflects the core values and the integrity of social work practice
- promote a standard of professional behaviour amongst members of ANZASW which maintains and enhances its aims and objectives
- guide social work students and new entrants to the profession on matters of best ethical practice, and
- underpin everyday practice and continuing professional development of members.