Code of Ethics

  • We will strive to protect children in our care from abuse and maltreatment, experimentation, economic exploitation, malnutrition, and unsafe environments.
  • We will strive to utilize our professional skills toward helping each child obtain the permanence of a family life.
  • We will strive to obtain or provide the best therapeutic care available for children who are physically or mentally ill.
  • We will strive to provide every opportunity for children to learn and develop whatever talents they may possess.
  • We will accord children in our care full respect as individuals; the full rights guaranteed all citizens of the United States, while teaching them to respect the rights of others.
  • We will respect the uniqueness of each child’s personality, race, culture, and religion while attempting to instill a sense of self-worth, individuality, and the responsibilities as well as the privileges of citizenship.
  • We will serve only those children and families for whom our service is appropriate. We will involve each child and family to the fullest extent possible in planning for and implementing services.
  • We will strive to enhance the knowledge, competencies, and compassion of adults in our employ.
  • We will advocate for children to improve social conditions and develop resources beneficial to children and to the strengthening of American family life.
  • We will review our services regularly for relevance and effectiveness and will strive to provide appropriate child care services to each child and family.
  • We will represent our services, fiscal affairs, and intentions honestly and openly.
  • We will strive to represent the SCACHFS in a manner that will bring only honor and approval to its members, individually and collectively.