MEDWAY COUNCIL: How I learnt to stop worrying and love the ASYE

14:15 - 15:15

For many newly qualified social workers, Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programmes aren’t delivering and in some cases causing them to abandon the profession. In this session, Medway Council will reveal how it transformed its ASYE programme and, by doing so, reduced the number of social workers who leave at the end of its ASYE from 14 in 2015/16 to just one in 2017/18.

Attend to find out:

  • How better ASYE programmes increase the recruitment and retention of children’s social workers
  • Why successful ASYE programmes depend on the whole service to work together
  • How Medway Council used the Knowledge and Skills Statement to improve the ASYE experience
  • Why consistent and stable ASYE experiences create better child protection social workers

SPONSOR: Medway Council

Nick James, advanced practitioner, Medway Council