They are not a set of rules to be rigidly adhered to (Gray, 1995; IFSW and IASSW
, 2004, para.
School social workers in Illinois were invited to participate through various listservs such as those for IASSW
and Illinois State University School of Social Work field supervisors.
Regarding the value base of social work, the document "Ethics in Social Work: Statement of Principles" (IFSW/IASSW
, 2005) was proposed to encourage social workers across the world to reflect on challenges and dilemmas by outlining principles, conventions, and statements of practice conduct (IFSW/ IASSW
The IFSW's conference theme is A World out of Balance: Working for a New Social Equilibrium while IASSW
will focus on Growth and Inequality.
at the points where people interact with their environments" (IFSW & IASSW
, 2004, p.
This group meets every two years at the Joint World Congress of IASSW
and the IFSW (the International Federation of Social Work).
Despite adopting an <<international definition of social work>> by IFSW and IASSW
in 2001 (currently being revised) and setting out <<Global standards for social work education>> in 2004, and the efforts stemming from the Bologna Process, the recognition of social work qualifications gained in other countries still takes place mainly on an individual case basis.
These include a global definition of social work (IASSW
, 2000); a Statement of Ethical Principles (IFSW, 2004); Global Standards for the Education and Training of the Social Work Profession (IASSW
/IFSW, 2004); and most recently, The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development Commitment to Action, outlined by IASSW
, IFSW, and the International Council on Social Welfare (2012).
, IFSW announce joint definition of social work.
Marie Wilkinson (University of Sydney), Elizabeth Fernandez, Lesley Hughes and Karen Heycox (all of the University of New South Wales) are the Co-Chairs of the Women's Caucus of the IASSW
, and have been organising a one-day Women's Symposium, which will be held on 23 July, at the IASSW
Congress in Hong Kong.
Looking beyond our borders at the international level in 2004 both the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW
) adopted the Ethics in Social Work, Statement of Principles (IFSW & IASSW
Carolyn Noble (UWS Macarthur, Sydney) met Shirley at the IASSW
conference in Washington in 1992.