Code of Ethics

Youth Work Code of Ethics

The YACWA and Western Australian Association of Youth Workers Youth Work Code of Ethics outlines a set of youth work principles and practice responsibilities for youth workers, identified through consultation with the youth sector. The Code also includes very useful case scenarios developed by youth workers to illustrate some of the finer points of each principle when translated into practice.

The Code of Ethics provides interesting, useful, and relevant information to current and future practitioners with young people, particularly for those who identify as youth workers. Our consultation revealed that while youth work was regulated by structural, legal and ethical frameworks there was yet to be developed a code that unified them all. Our code was formulated on the back of extensive consultation, research and youth sector evaluation and is a reputable and accurate point of reference for all individuals, youth workers and youth work organisations interested in best practice ethical youth work.