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Events, forums and networks

Our events, forums and networks are a great way of sharing learning and best practice, and keeping in touch with your peers.



ASYE drop-in sessions

The drop-in sessions are for ASYE leads/co-ordinators. We operate on a ‘open door’ basis, you can join whenever you want to and stay for as long as you want to. It’s a space to ask anything you’d like clarification on about the ASYE programme, or you can just listen to what other people are asking and discussing. 

All drop in sessions are 10:00-12:00:

  • Tuesday 9 April
  • Wednesday 15 May       
  • Thursday 20 June          
  • Wednesday 10 July       
  • Wednesday 14 August 
  • Tuesday 17 September 
  • Thursday 17 October     
  • Wednesday 20 November        
  • Wednesday 11 December        
  • Wednesday 15 January
  • Wednesday 19 February          
  • Wednesday 19 March   


Group for Ethnic Minority Social Workers (GEMS) forum

Date of next forum is to be confirmed 

This forum is for newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) who self-identify as ethnically diverse. During the first meeting the group decided on its name. It’s open to NQSWs from both adults and child and family services. It facilitates discussion of issues which pertain to NQSWs who identify as ethnically diverse and to explore issues around working together, experiences of ASYE programmes and understanding of anti-racist practice issues. 


NQSW forum 

Date of next forum is to be confirmed 

The forum is an opportunity, for you as a NQSW, to share your thoughts and opinions about what you think works well and where there is room for improvement. 

This event is for all NQSWs from both adults and child and family services who would like the opportunity to influence the national framework of the ASYE programme. 


ASYE assessors forum 

Date of next forum is to be confirmed 

This forum brings together ASYE assessors' from across the country and is an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas about what you think works well with the ASYE and where there are areas for improvement. It’s open to anyone who is assessing NQSWs from both adults and child and family services. The meetings often explore ASYE developments and is an opportunity for ASYE assessors and coordinators to learn from and support each other. 


ASYE framework drop-in sessions

Theses sessions are for ASYE co-ordinators/leads. This is your space to ask us anything you’d like clarification on. 

The idea is you join the drop-in when you want to and stay for as long as you want to. 

The drop-in is taking place on:

  • date to be confirmed


Bespoke action learning intervention (child and family services only)

If you're struggling to embed or deliver your ASYE programme, the Centre for Action Learning may be able to work with you using an action learning methodology to help you develop a plan for addressing the key issue(s). 

The starting point of the work will be a complex mapping activity. It's envisaged that this will be face-to-face and will involve the relevant stakeholders of the programme, from which it's likely there will be a consensus reached about the challenges and barriers to success that are creating difficulties. This will be followed up by facilitated action learning to explore the issues further. The final output will be the production of a plan for the ASYE programme to work with. 

If you'd like to find out more, please email regulatedworkforce@skillsforcare.org.uk   


Local networks

Our online social work forums are held across the country to keep you up to date with local and national social work activity. 

You can benefit from our forums by share learning and best practices and networking and building relationships. Find out more

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