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The word integrity is from Old French integrité innocence, blamelessness; chastity, purity, or directly from Latin integritatem "soundness, wholeness, completeness," figuratively "purity, correctness, blamelessness," from integer "whole". The Institute of Social Work of Nigeria

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“Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledges, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing.” – General Assembly of the International Federation of Social Workers, July 2014

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“Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledges, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing.”

– General Assembly of the International Federation of Social Workers, July 2014

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Institute of Social Work of Nigeria
(The Professional body established for Certification and Training of Social Workers in Nigeria)

Human Dignity & Worth
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Service To Humanity
87%
Competence
93%
Social Justice
80%
Integrity
85%

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Who Are Social Workers

Social workers are Professionals, trained specifically in Social work disciplines to build partnerships among other professionals working within the field of psychosocial intervention, caregivers and families; collaborating with the community, usually with the goal of creating supportive environments for clients or service users, advocating for adequate service, treatment models and resources; changing social policy to address issues of poverty, employment, housing and social justice; and supporting the development of preventive programmes for the less privilege. Social workers focus on early intervention, treatments, and post treatment with individuals, groups and the general public through education, advocacy and improving access to services, resources and information. (ISOWN, 2017)

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