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Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) Advisory Group membership

If you’re interested in becoming a member of the advisory group, please download the expression of interest. The deadline to apply is 9 April 2021.

Post-qualifying Standards for adult social work supervisors

We’re pleased to announce an update to our webpage for the post-qualifying standards for social work supervisors pathway. The post-qualifying standards for social work supervisors in adult social care development pathway is an employer-led programme of support and assessment against the post-qualification standards.

The update includes:

  • a refreshed statement about the importance of this key area of service development from Chief Social Worker for Adults, Fran Leddra
  • more detailed guidance and portfolio templates for undertaking the pathway
  • links to useful resources from RiPfA related to their Train the Trainer Supervisor Development Programme (TTSDP)

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NQSW online forum - Tuesday 13 April, 14:00-16:00

There is still time to book NQSWs onto our NQSW online forum. We’d like to hear from NQSWs across the country about your experiences of doing the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). The forum will be an opportunity to share your thoughts and opinions about what you think works well and where there is room for improvement. We’ll use the forum to hear your views and explore themes. This event is for NQSWs who would like the opportunity to influence the national framework of the ASYE programme.

Book your place 

If you'd like to know more about the NQSW forum, you can download the background information


How to help people who want to employ their own care and support

As a result of feedback from the principal social workers network, we’ve produced a leaflet about how to support people who you think would benefit from employing, or would like to employ, their own care and support staff. The leaflet is available to download or you can request copies by emailing The leaflet is specifically for social workers and will help you to tell people about all the options available to them so that they can make an informed decision. 

Assessors and supervisors toolkit

We've updated our assessors and supervisors toolkit. It supports assessors and supervisors to embed the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

The toolkit includes guidance and resources on providing effective professional supervision and holistic assessment to newly qualified social workers undertaking the ASYE.

It has six sections which focus on:

  • roles and responsibilities
  • holistic assessment
  • recording progressive assessment
  • supporting supervision and assessment
  • continuing professional development and leadership
  • professional supervisory relationship.  

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Overview of the ASYE webinar

We've recorded a webinar that provides an overview of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) for employers who are new to the ASYE.

It will help you to implement the programme in your organisation.