The chief social worker for children has asked for the views of candidates on their assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE).
Isabelle Trowler tweeted the online survey and said it was “really important” ASYE social workers respond to the Department for Education survey about their experiences of their first year in practice.
The survey includes questions such as how supported newly qualified social workers feel in regards to the ASYE and whether ASYE candidates are aware of the Employer Standards, designed to protect social workers.
Supervision and reflection
It also covers supervision, reflection and practice observation to understand whether these are embedded in ASYE social workers’ organisations.
It also asked candidates to say whether they intended to stay with their employer after completing the ASYE.
However, Isabelle Trowler has not responded to questions on whether the survey results will be published or what action will be taken based on the results.