The Ethics and Social Welfare Network would like to invite you to participate in research conducted by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and an international Social Work Ethics Research Group consisting of academics from a number of countries, coordinated by Professor Sarah Banks, Durham University, UK. The purpose of the study is to examine the ethical challenges faced by social workers globally during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a social worker, or social work student, you are eligible to participate.

Please click on the relevant link below, which will bring you to the online form in which we will ask you to share experiences during the pandemic. These experiences would be of situations where you had difficulty determining the right course of action to take. Later, there will be an opportunity to follow-up your answers with a more in-depth virtual conversation, if you are interested.

We realise there are a lot of demands on people at present and appreciate you taking the trouble to consider this request, which we hope will result in more detailed and targeted ethical guidance for social workers.

For further details or queries contact:

The deadline for responses is Monday 18 May 2020.

The survey is available in several languages. Please click on the relevant link below, which will give you more information about the research.  You can look at this before deciding whether to participate.

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