The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. (Psalms 145:9)
We solemnly pledge to consecrate our life to the service of humanity and to social justice; we will practice our profession responsibly with conscience, integrity, and dignity which are consistent with its values, ethical principles, and ethical standards. The welfare of our client will be our first consideration; we will respect the secrets which are confided to us, even after my professional relationship with our client has ended. We will maintain by all means in our power, the honor and the tradition of the social work profession. Our colleagues are our brothers and sisters; we will not permit considerations of gender, age, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual affiliation, physical ability, mental ability, political philosophy, or socio-economic standing to intervene between our duty and our client. We will be sensitive to cultural and to ethnic diversity and strive to end discrimination, oppression, poverty, and other forms of social injustices. We will maintain the utmost respect for the inherent dignity and worth of every human being even under threat to ourselves. We make these promises solemnly, freely and upon our honor.