Sharing learning and innovative practice

We know that employers value the opportunity to find out what other organisations are doing in relation to their ASYE programmes. A very important element of the cycle of quality assurance and continuous improvement is therefore the sharing of learning and innovative practice.

In this section you will find examples of good practice, resources and other materials that can help you develop your ASYE programme.

Without employers being willing to share as well as receive examples of practice this section will not flourish. We do therefore encourage you to submit your ideas and practices to the NQSW community of practice and employer champions group. 

Join the Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) Community of Practice 
A key element of the child and family services Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme is to address the variation in the support and assessment of NQSWs. We have recently launched a framework providing a cycle of quality assurance and continuous improvement with and for employers. 

We are working to ensure that the voice of the NQSW is central to the ASYE programme and the cycle of quality assurance and continuous improvement nationally. To facilitate this we are in the process of setting up a national NQSW community of practice and we are seeking expressions of interest from newly qualified registered social workers who would like to become members. This is a great opportunity to share your feedback and experience as a NQSW, be involved in producing key messages and inform future practice and national policy. 

We’re looking for members from all parts of the country and working in a variety of settings. To find out more and express your interest in becoming a member, please email

We will update this page with more information about the Community of Practice as soon as we have it.