Social work


Employing social workers in the independent sector

Video case studies which provide information about employing social workers in the independent sector.


Social work and Personalisation conference report



How can employers improve the ASYE?

Skills for Care has produced an infographic which focuses on the recommendations from the ASYE evaluation report. 


Action learning 

Action learning is one of a number of products and services which are being provided by Skills for Care.


Enhance your career and professional development

360° professional development and feedback service for social work from Skills for Care and The College of Social Work.


Knowledge and skills consultation

The Department of Health seeks views on a draft statement explaining what adult social workers need to know after their first year in employment. 

We support employers of social workers in local authorities, the NHS and the private and voluntary sectors to meet their workforce needs and to embed the Standards for Employers which were introduced by the Social Work Reform Board.

Working in partnership with the Department for Education we help employers of newly qualified social workers to implement and embed the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)

Employers of all social workers who care for adults are further supported through a range of other activities and projects, which include employing social workerscontinuing to develop social workers,leadership and management and Action Learning facilitation.

We also facilitate partnership working between employers and universities at a national and local level.

Click here for more information about social work forums in your local area. 


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