Code of Ethics


As Black social workers we commit ourselves, collectively, to the interests of our Black brethren and as individuals subscribe to the following statements:

  • As a Black social worker, I commit myself to the interests of my Black people and subscribe to the following statements:

  • I regard, as my primary obligation, the welfare of the Black individual, family and community and will engage in action for improving social conditions.

  • I give precedence to this mission over my personal interest.

  • I hold myself responsible for the quality and extent of services performed by the agency or organization by which I am employed, as they relate to the black community.

  • I accept the responsibility to protect the Black community against unethical and hypocritical practice by any individual or organization engaged in social welfare activities.

  • I stand ready to supplement my paid or professional advocacy with voluntary services in the Black public interest.

  • I will use my skills as an instrument for social change, with attention to the established Black social institutions.