The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) is a national programme that gives newly qualified social workers extra support during their first year of employment. The programme aims to help them develop their skills, knowledge and professional confidence.

 

ASYE is open to all newly qualified social workers in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

 

The ASYE programme for social workers who work with children and families is based on the ‘statement of knowledge and skills for child and family social work.’ This is a statement which outlines what a child and family social worker needs to be able to do at the end of a first year of practice, read more about it here.

 

In Barnsley, three Children’s Social Workers recently passed their first year in employment: Joy Macherenje  (right, being presented her certificate by Rachel Dickinson)Rebecca Sosnowski, Natalie Heppinstall, Antonia Williams and Charlotte Nicholson.