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Skills for Care ASYE longitudinal study

Report one – Social worker and supervisor surveys Autumn 2015

Skills for Care is the employer-led workforce development body for adult social care in England.

Building on an evaluation of the first year of the implementation of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE), undertaken by HOST Policy Research on behalf of Skills for Care1, this project aims to track and measure the difference that the ASYE makes to social work practice and retention over time.

We are working with 24 employers to track and measure the impact of the ASYE on social work practice and the benefits for employers and employees over time. The employers all volunteered to take part in the study and were selected to provide geographical spread and representation from different employment settings with varying sized groups of eligible social workers (those who undertook the ASYE during 2012/13 and whose ASYE was completed by March 2014 or shortly afterwards).