The Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW) has the responsibility of promoting the quality and effectiveness of social work in Singapore. The Code of Professional Ethics (Code) applies to social workers who practise in Singapore. Social workers are expected to abide by the Code, and take cognisance of their employing organisation’s policies and code of practice, as well as the relevant laws and legislations in Singapore, in their day-to-day professional conduct. The Code reflects the values, defines the principles, and sets the standards for all social work practice in Singapore. Ethical dilemmas are inherent and inevitable in social work practice. When they do arise, social workers are expected to use appropriate tools in ethical decision-making and undertake professional consultation and supervision in resolving conflicts. SASW will review the ethical conduct of its members when alerted on alleged violations of the Code.

Please click here for SASW Code of Professional Ethics.