In order to consider the place of ethics and values in social group work, an understanding of group work is necessary. The term covers a broad spectrum of practice within social work and beyond, from clinical practice in groups that are created by the groupworker (Gitterman & Salmon, 2009), to self-directed groups in which members join together to provide their own mutual aid (Fleming & Ward, 2013), to community action groups in which the focus is radical societal transformation rather than personal change (Kronenberg, Pollard, & Sakellariou, 2010).