Overview of the ASYE framework

Information and resources to help you understand the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (Adults)

The Assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE)  for social workers in adult services was changed following the publication of the Knowledge and Skills Statements for social workers in adult services in March 2015.

The revised framework was implemented on 1 April 2015 and replaced the previous framework which had been introduced in 2012.

What’s changed?

There are a number of similarities and differences between the two frameworks. A key difference is the introduction of moderation and endorsement process in the revised framework.

This is helping to create national consistency in the assessment of your newly qualified social workers (NQSWs). 

Discounted book: Newly-qualified social workers: A practice guide to the assessed and supported year in employment

This book directly addresses the crucial transition period between finishing the social work degree and managing the first years of practice.  Revealing what professionalism looks like in practice, this book throws a life belt to not only NQSWs entering the workplace, but also students on qualifying programmes who wish to develop their skills beyond graduation.

ASYE participants are entitled to a 25% discount.  Follow this link and add the book to your basket. Simply add discount code UK16SOCWRK at checkout (don't forget to press 'Apply' once you've added the code).

The record of support and progressive assessment (RSPA) and the critical reflection log (CRL) are the key documents for recording and evidencing the ASYE assessment process.

The RSPA is completed by the assessor and the CRL is completed by the NQSW. These documents must be used together to meet the minimum evidence requirements for the ASYE.

If you registered any NQSWs for the ASYE in adult services before 1 April 2015 they must be assessed against the previous ASYE framework (2012-2015)

If you are an employer of child and family social workers you can choose any assessment process which meets the requirements of the Knowledge and Skills statement for child and family social work. Please refer to the ASYE for child and family social work section of our website for information and guidance. 

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