Standards of Practice

The Standards of Practice for Social Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador document contains 24 standards and outlines the practice requirements for social workers in NL to ensure safe, ethical and competent professional practice.  The standards are applicable to all fields of social work practice.  The full document can be accessed at

Social workers have a responsibility to adhere to the CASW Code of Ethics (2005), CASW Guidelines for Ethical Practice (2005), and the NLASW Standards of Practice. Social workers must read these documents in their entirety and understand how they are applied to practice.