Skills for Care

Social work

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.


Sign up to our social work briefing  

Our social work briefing is sent out on the last Tuesday of every month (with the exception of August and December when we don't send one). It contains the latest news and developments from the world of social work. 

We produce regional versions of the briefing which includes news and events that are happening in your area.

Sign up by completing the form below. You can unsubscribe at any time. 


Have you completed the national survey of care workers?

The Government has launched the first major national survey of all care workers in all care roles and settings in adult social care in England, including social workers.

The national survey of care workers, conducted by Skills for Care, Ipsos and the University of Kent on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care, is gathering information about working conditions, organisational characteristics, and workplace culture, to understand how work-related quality of life and wellbeing is affected.

This is your chance to influence decisions being made by the Government.

The survey will take no more than 20 minutes to complete. 

Complete the survey and share with your colleagues.

Thank you for your time – your experiences are important.