Policy

Supporting social workers to provide help and protection to children

Supporting detail:

Assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE)

The assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) is designed to help newly qualified social workers develop their skills, knowledge and professional confidence. It provides them with access to regular support during their first year of employment.

The ASYE is open to all newly qualified social workers in councils and in the private and voluntary sectors. It is based on the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for social work and includes the possibility of certification by the College of Social Work.

The ASYE was recommended by the Social Work Task Force. It was introduced in September 2012 and replaces all former arrangements for newly qualified social workers.

Voluntary and private sector organisations can register to provide the ASYE programme. Registered organisations are able to claim £2,000 for each participant.

You can find more information about the ASYE from the Skills for Care website.

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