3 Units


This course helps students develop into ethical social workers and equips them with adequate legal knowledge. It helps students understand the philosophical foundation, practice principles, professional values and ethics of the social work profession. The course also introduces students to the Basic Law, the legal system in Hong Kong and the laws relevant to social work practice such as families, workers’ rights, and criminal justice, etc. Discussion will focus on the application of social work values and ethics in contexts, values and ethical dilemmas, as well as the legal implications on social work practice