Framework to play crucial role in training of social workers

03 May 2013
by Neil Skinner

Framework will play a crucial role in the training and development of the next generation of social workers, it has been confirmed. 

The organisation, which already helps more than 100 students a year to gain valuable experience and training in the social care sector, has been allocated funding to offer a limited number of support planning posts to newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) undertaking the new ASYE (Assessed and Supported Year in Employment) programme, introduced as a result of recommendations by the Social Task Force. 

ASYE, which launched across the UK in September 2012, builds on existing learning arrangements for NQSWs by offering them a more in depth and focussed training experience in their first year of professional practice – at the end of which they will receive certification from the newly created College of Social Work. 

Framework, one of the small number of third sector organisations chosen to roll out the scheme, has received funding to recruit of trainees and is inviting applicants to come forward.

It will promote its involvement in the scheme at a special launch event at The Deaf Society, Forest Road West, Nottingham, on Friday May 3 (tomorrow) between 12.30pm and 4.30pm. 

Michael Leng, Framework Operations Director, explained: “We take very seriously our responsibility to develop and support the next generation of social care professionals – people who dedicate their working lives to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged people in often challenging circumstances. 

“We are delighted, therefore, that we are in a position to play such a key role in the implementation of this major reform of social work training. I am confident not only of the benefit of this scheme to potential applicants, but also to Framework as an organisation and the people we exist to support. 

If you are a newly qualified social worker or if you know of one who would be interested in Frameworks ASYE programme then please contact Yvonne Galea, Framework Social Work Reforms Lead on 0115 970 9522.

For more details see here.

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