Ethical Casework Practice [Webpage].
Child Welfare Information Gateway.
Published: Constantly updated
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Administration on Children, Youth, and Families Children's Bureau, 3rd Floor 330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Tel: 800.394.3366 703.385.7565
View (or Order if Available): https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/management/ethical/casework-ethics/
This webpage explains child welfare caseworkers should be prepared to address a number of ethical dilemmas that may occur when working with children, youth, and families. Links to resources are then provided that can help caseworkers assess the context in which moral and ethical issues may arise and how to address those issues effectively. Resources address: ethics education and resources, the complexities of child neglect and ethical issues of child welfare practice, the benefit of reflective casework practice, examples of supervisor misconduct and strategies for addressing unethical behavior, and the strengths and limitations of the use of new technologies in macro practice settings and a discussion of ethical considerations.
child welfare training; ethics; decision making; supervisors; child neglect; child abuse; information technology