Alberta College of Social Workers

Practice Resources

NOTICE:  Please be aware that the Standards of Practice are being revised.  Click here for more details!

Standards of Practice

On October 25, 2013 the Council of ACSW, approved an updated and expanded version of the Standards of Practice. These standards replace the 2007 document. Our standards have grown from 21 to 36 pages. They reflect our more in depth knowledge of best practices and the increasing mediums with which we work. Many thanks to the Competence Committee members for their extensive contributions to our improved standards! Watch for more information coming in the New Year!

Click Here to Download the October 2013 Standards of Practice

Code of Ethics

Two of the most important documents for social workers are the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. ACSW currently uses the CASW 2005 Code of Ethics that were approved by Council in 2007.

Code of Ethics related links

Information Sheets

Management of Consent and Confidentiality when working with Minors

On October 23, 2013 the Council of ACSW approved the Guidelines on the Management and Consent and Confidentiality When Working with Minors. These Guidelines are not regulations, nor are they standards.  They are, however, tantamount to best practices when working with minors and can therefore be referenced when determining whether a social worker’s conduct is ethical and professional.