Skills for Care

Keep up to date with the latest social work developments across the board.


ASYE conference – 29 September, 10:30-16:00

Our next conference, titled ‘Grow, support and retain: Building the workforce through the ASYE, social work education and continuing professional development (CPD)’ will take place virtually on Thursday 29 September. 

You'll get the opportunity to:

  • explore the new ASYE framework in more detail
  • take part in an interactive session on how to implement the new framework
  • find out how the ASYE contributes to the growth and retention of social workers

Guest speakers include:

  • Colum Conway, Social Work England
  • James O'Donague, Department for Education
  • Janet Melville-Wiseman, Joint University Council Social Work Education Committee
  • a newly qualified social worker who will talk about their experience of the ASYE programme.

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New ASYE framework videos

We’ve produced six videos which cover different elements of the new ASYE framework which is due to launch on 1 September. They provide clear information which will help employers implement the new framework. 

Watch the videos


Group for Ethnic Minority Social Workers (GEMS) NQ forum - Tuesday 9 August, 10:00-12:00

We’ll update you on what is happening nationally with ASYE programmes and will facilitate you as a group of NQSWs to:

  • share your experiences as NQSWs with each other
  • support you to raise issues and challenges you may have experienced
  • share how you are supported as NQSWs from minoritised groups, whether those are positive or challenging experiences.

 We want to continue to support the voice of the NQSW via these forums and so it’s important that you attend and utilise the opportunity to have your say. We look forward to seeing you.

The forum is open to GEMS NQs from both adults and child and family services.

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New ASYE framework - support and briefing for assessors

Thursday 8 September, 10.00-12.00

Thursday 22 September, 14.00-16.00

The new ASYE framework is due to go ‘live’ on 1 September. We hope you’ve had chance to look at the new templates and supporting videos that are on our website to help you plan for the changes. This event will cover the major changes, but will be more focused on giving you an opportunity to raise any questions you may have after looking at the new ASYE framework. The aim is to support you in your assessor role and work alongside you to implement the new streamlined ASYE portfolio. 

Both sessions will be the same so you don't need to book onto both. 

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Reminder: New ASYE templates

Over the past year, we’ve consulted with the sector to establish what works well in the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme, what needs to be changed and what guidance will support this process.  

The new approach to assessment of NQSWs has now been tested and agreed. The new templates are ready to view and should be used from 1 September 2022 with all NQSWs across both child and family and adult services.

New ASYE templates 


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This guidance supports practice assessors undertaking both face-to-face and virtual direct observations. It was co-produced with employers and reflects how practice is evolving.


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This is our third annual report. It provides key findings from our quality assurance visits, 360 degree evaluation tool and feedback from consultations and events.