Film shows value of assessed and supported year for newly qualified social workers

Scie's Social Care TV highlights Brent council's approach to supporting recently-graduated staff

Brent social workers
Brent social workers in supervision

A new film highlighting the importance of properly supporting newly qualified social workers has been released today by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (Scie).

The film, which was made in collaboration with Skills for Care and The College of Social Work and is available on Scie’s Social Care TV, sets out to show how effective a good assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) can be for social workers and their employers.

It highlights the approach taken in the London borough of Brent, where newly qualified children’s social workers receive a high level of supervisory support. For example, one of the social workers, Laura Deane, explains on the film how much she appreciates the time she has to ask questions and explore the work she does.

“The film shows how the ASYE is being embraced in Brent and it’s good to see that time is set aside to make sure that social workers are properly supported as they branch out on their new careers,” said Scie’s chief executive Tony Hunter.

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