Child and family social workers: employer endorsement workshops - June 2016
Social work managers, supervisors and practice leads are invited to attend a workshop on the new employer endorsement process for children and family social workers.
The workshops, which will be held in eight cities across England in June, will introduce the Employer Endorsement guidance and how to implement it. The guidance will support employers to:
•recruit, support, assess and endorse social workers at the end of their ASYE year of practice
•develop a method to assess and endorse those more experienced social workers and social work supervisors.
Employer endorsement is the first element of the new accreditation framework. By 2020, all organisations that employ child and family social workers in England will need to be confidently and consistently endorsing their social workers as having the appropriate knowledge and skills required to be confident, high quality Frontline Practitioners and Practice Supervisors. By April 2017, the process of Employer Endorsement should be largely embedded.
The Employer Endorsement Guidance workshops will focus on the endorsement stage only. They will not cover the full accreditation system. Places are limited and we wish to ensure a spread of organisations, so we cannot guarantee everyone a place.
The Employer Endorsement Guidance is being developed by Daisy Bogg Consultancy with their partners, Social Care Institute for Excellence and Research in Practice, on behalf of the Department for Education.