The Hunter/Mid-North Coast/Central Coast Youth Worker’s Code of Ethics and Decision Making Framework (COE/DMF) is in this document. The process of professionalism has been occurring in other sections of the human services industry for the last century. This Code of Ethics has been developed through a “grassroots” process utilizing consultation and involvement by youth workers, and those that work with young people.
This was was originally developed by Dr Howard Sercombe in conjunction with the youth sector in Western Australia. The ACT youth sector has adopted this code, and YAPA (Youth Action) endorsed the code in 2004. Youth Action are working towards it being adopted as a national code of ethics for youth work.