Developing social workers

COVID-19 updates 

We’ve created a dedicated webpage specifically for principal social workers, social workers and employers to make it as easy as possible for you to access the most up to date information and guidance on COVID-19. Obviously, the situation is very fast moving and we’ll do all we can to keep the page as up to date as possible


We provide a range of information and services to help you to maintain an effective workforce of social workers in both adult and child and family services.

One of our most important programmes is the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) - a 12 month programme for supporting and assessing newly qualified social workers (NQSWs). We help employers of NQSWs to implement and embed the ASYE for both adult and child and family services.

We also have a range of tools and resources for employers of social workers which focus on professional development and leadership; and the knowledge and skills statement for social work supervisors in adult services.

You can keep up to date with the latest news and developments within the sector by taking a look at what is happening in your area and signing up to our social work briefing