We are considering how we can support employers to ensure that our newly qualified social workers are able to continue and complete the ASYE.
The ASYE is intended to provide a year of support and assessment for every newly qualified social worker. As employers are meeting the current challenge of protecting those who need social work services during the Covid-19 crisis we understand that the priority is front-line social work activity.
Our priority is to ensure that the supply of the workforce remains constant, so we suggest the following principles in order to ensure that ASYE activity continues as much as possible and that newly qualified social workers are not prevented from progressing in the workforce.
- The assessment standard for the ASYE remains the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) and relevant Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS).
- Employers may review the usual minimum evidence requirements including considering a reduction in the amount of evidence presented.
- Principal Social Workers can suspend internal moderation activity providing they are confident that assessment outcomes are being recorded effectively.
- External moderation panels can be suspended in line with our decisions to suspend the national moderation panel.
- Once the immediate Covid-19 crisis is over, Skills for Care will consult with employers on the best way to re-commence quality assurance and moderation activity, as well as benefitting from learning gained from doing things differently at this time.
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