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Assessed and Supported Year in Employment

We are working in partnership with Skills for Care to support the Social Work Reform Board in developing the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment.

Background to the ASYE

The Social Work Reform Board was established in January 2010 to take forward the recommendations of the Social Work Task Force.

Our social work programme contributes to the national reform programme overseen by the Reform Board. This includes sharing learning from employers' experiences of developing and implementing solutions to the challenges facing social work.

The Task Force recommended the development of an Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) for newly qualified social workers. We are working in partnership with Skills for Care to support the Reform Board in developing the ASYE.

This includes working with employers, higher education institutions and the profession to develop potential approaches to assessing the ASYE, building on learning from the NQSW programme. This will enable the Reform Board to make the best recommendation for how the ASYE should be assessed for those who undertake it from September 2012.

We will continue to support employers to deliver the existing NQSW programme in 2011/12 while these developments take place.

Page updated: 25 January 2012

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