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Code of Ethics

Ethical behaviour is a reasonable expectation in every profession. A comprehensive Code of Ethics (PDF) was adopted by the PEISWRB in 2010 as it also allows the Board the ability to regulate the Social Work profession by clearly defining what behaviour is considered to be ethical, correct or right under specific circumstances. Social Workers are expected to uphold the following six core social work values (2010):

  • Value 1: Respect for Inherent Dignity and Worth of Persons
  • Value 2: Pursuit of Social Justice
  • Value 3: Service to Humanity
  • Value 4: Integrity of Professional Practice
  • Value 5: Confidentiality in Professional Practice
  • Value 6: Competence in Professional Practice

Violation of the PEISWRB Code of Ethics may lead to an evaluation of the conduct, a formal complaint, and/or subsequent disciplinary action. The Social Worker has a fiduciary responsibility to the public to ensure they are complying with the Code at all times. As a regulated body, the Registration Board has a fiduciary responsibility to ensure the public’s safety by ensuring a high degree of professional conduct by its members.

For the complete Code of Ethics document, please click here (PDF).
 

 

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A comprehensive Code of Ethics was adopted by the PEISWRB in 2010.

 

 

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PEI Social Work Registration Board
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Tel: 902-368-7337 | Fax: 902-368-7180
Email Registrar: registrar@socialworkpei.ca