Skills for Care is committed to helping ensure that social workers deliver better services. We support employers to meet their workforce needs, and we support the work of the Social Work Reform Board (SWRB).
Together with the Department for Education we have responsibility for the Assessed & Supported Year in Employment which was implemented in September 2012. We worked in partnership with the then Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC) to support the SWRB in developing the ASYE.
In 2011-12 we and CWDC drew on the experience and advice of over 50 employers across both adults' and children's social work to formulate recommendations to the SWRB, which were accepted in full. Click here for information about how the ASYE was developed and see below for resources to support the implementation of the ASYE.
Skills for Care and the Department for Education are separately reviewing the implementation of ASYE in the first year.
For further information on the Skills for Care evaluation process click here.
We continue to support all social workers who care for adults through a range of other activities and projects, see other green tabs below. We also aim to communicate with and support all stakeholders in the sector via our area social work networks.
Introductory materials for the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
Information about funding to support employers in implementing ASYE
Information on how the ASYE is to be supported and assessed. It includes information on an ASYE learning agreement.
A series of fictional case studies ilustrating the standard required at ASYE for holistic assessment.
How employers can satisfy themselves that their judgements are accurate valid and robust.
Information to help employers in the voluntary and private sector engage with the ASYE.
Information to help employers provide opportunities for CPD.
Enables people to tackle problems and solutions by creating their own solutions.
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An online resource to support the learning and development needs of front line social work managers.
Information relating to workforce planning and commissioning.
Information on how employers can support NQSWs,develop and support assessors and supervisors including frameworks and standards.