Code of Ethics for Social Work

We’ve had a few queries this week around how to reference the code of ethics for social work.  Here is the answer.

In text (first cite):
British Association of Social Workers (BASW, 2012)
or
(British Association of Social Workers (BASW), 2012)

In text (second and subsequent cites):
BASW (2012) or (BASW, 2012)

If you are referring to a specific section of the code you will need to include the section number, for example:

In text (first cite):
British Association of Social Workers (BASW, 2012, 2.1)
or
(British Association of Social Workers (BASW), 2012, 2.1)

In text (second and subsequent cites):
BASW (2012, 2.1)
or
(BASW, 2012, 2.1)

In the reference list:

British Association of Social Workers. (2012). The code of ethics for social work: Statement of principles. Birmingham: British Association of Social Workers.
or
British Association of Social Workers. (2012). The code of ethics for social work: Statement of principles. Retrieved from http://cdn.basw.co.uk/upload/basw_112315-7.pdf

 

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