Assessed and Supported Year of Employment Advice for Newly Qualified Social Workers – England

The Assessed and Supported Year of Employment (ASYE) was a recommendation of the Social Work Reform Board (SWRB). The ASYE followed on from a previous scheme called NQSW. The ASYE is designed to support social workers who have recently qualified improve and develop their practice.

There is a lot of information about ASYE available on the Skills for Care web site and the Department of Education web site. The Skills for Care site provides information for qualified social workers working, or wanting to work in adult services and the Department of Education web site information for those wanting to work or working in children’s services.

Skills for Care also have regional offices – look at the Skills for Care web site for your nearest regional office.

Because there is so much information contained on the above sites the following questions and answers are designed to highlight key aspects of ASYE, based on questions that BASW members have raised with the BASW England team.

“There is a lot of information about ASYE available on the Skills for Care web site and the Department of Education web site. The Skills for Care site provides information for qualified social workers working, or wanting to work in both adult services or children ’s services and hoping to undertake ASYE. You can find details of the regional contacts for Skills for Care on the Skills for Care web site. “

Published : 22nd January 2014*

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