Skills for Care

Events, forums and networks

Our events, forums and networks are a great way of sharing learning and best practice, and keeping in touch with your peers.



ASYE assessors forum 

Tuesday 5 December, 14:00-16:00, via Zoom 

This forum brings together ASYE assessors' from across the country and is an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas about what you think works well with the ASYE and where there are areas for improvement. It’s open to anyone who is assessing NQSWs from both adults and child and family services. The meetings often explore ASYE developments and is an opportunity for ASYE assessors and coordinators to learn from and support each other. 

Book your place for this date and future ones


Group for Ethnic Minority Social Workers (GEMS) forum

Tuesday 5 December, 10:00-12:00, via Zoom 

This forum is for newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) who self-identify as ethnically diverse. During the first meeting the group decided on its name. It’s open to NQSWs from both adults and child and family services. It facilitates discussion of issues which pertain to NQSWs who identify as ethnically diverse and to explore issues around working together, experiences of ASYE programmes and understanding of anti-racist practice issues. 

Book your place for this date and future ones


NQSW forum 

Tuesday 12 December, 14:00-16:00, via Zoom 

The forum is an opportunity, for you as a NQSW, to share your thoughts and opinions about what you think works well and where there is room for improvement. 

This event is for all NQSWs from both adults and child and family services who would like the opportunity to influence the national framework of the ASYE programme. 

Book your place for this date and future ones


QA refresh and ASYE framework drop-in sessions

We’re combining our QA refresh and ASYE framework drop-ins for ASYE co-ordinators/leads into one session. This is your space to ask us anything you’d like clarification on. 

The idea is you join the drop-in when you want to and stay for as long as you want to. 

The drop-ins are taking place on:

  • 6 December, 10:00-12:00
  • 16 January, 10:00-12:00
  • 13 February, 11:00-13:00
  • 14 March, 10:00-12:00

Book your place


Action learning facilitation training for ASYE assessors

We’re pleased to be able to provide another action learning development programme for ASYE assessors. This ILM recognised programme will be delivered virtually by our colleagues at the Centre for Action Learning. 

This programme is designed to provide participants with a robust introduction to action learning practices and insight into its unique benefits for personal and peer development. 

There is no cost to participants or their organisation as the programme is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care. 

Programme dates:

  • Thursday 25 January 2024, 9:30-16:00
  • Thursday 8 February 2024, 9:30-16:00
  • Thursday 22 February 2024, 9:30-16:00
  • Thursday 21 March 2024, 9:30-16:00

Find out more and book  


Bespoke action learning intervention (child and family services only)

If you're struggling to embed or deliver your ASYE programme, the Centre for Action Learning may be able to work with you using an action learning methodology to help you develop a plan for addressing the key issue(s). 

The starting point of the work will be a complex mapping activity. It's envisaged that this will be face-to-face and will involve the relevant stakeholders of the programme, from which it's likely there will be a consensus reached about the challenges and barriers to success that are creating difficulties. This will be followed up by facilitated action learning to explore the issues further. The final output will be the production of a plan for the ASYE programme to work with. 

If you'd like to find out more, please email   


Local networks

Our online social work forums are held across the country to keep you up to date with local and national social work activity. 

You can benefit from our forums by share learning and best practices and networking and building relationships. Find out more

Regional co-ordinators