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Continuing Professional Development - ASYE and AMHP

Continuing Professional Development - ASYE and AMHP

Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) has been developed by Skills for Care, the CWDC, the Department of Health and the Social Work Reform Board. The aim of ASYE is to support newly qualified social workers in their first year of employment. Further information on ASYE can be accessed via the following link to the Skills for Care website.

Knowledge and Skills for Child and Family Social Work
The Knowledge and Skills for Child and Family Social Work, published In July 2014 by the Chief Social Worker for Children and Families, was updated in May 2018. This link takes you to the current guidance available from the UK Government's Safeguarding Children webpages

In January 2016, the Department for Education announced that by 2020, all frontline social workers will need to have passed the tests for Approved Child and Family Practitioner status.

Knowledge and Skills for Social Work in Adult Services
The Knowledge and Skills Statement for Social Workers in Adult Services, published in March 2015 by the Chief Social Worker for Adults, was updated in December 2018.

Department of Health and Social Care Guidance.

Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)

For further information, please refer to the Approved Mental Health Professional course and practice Handbooks

Approved Mental Health Professional - Academic Study

The Approved Mental Health Professional programme includes 3 modules which are designed to support you to make full use of placement learning opportunities:

  • Values, Ethics and Evidence Informed Practice
  • Mental Health Law and Policy
  • AMHP Practice

Approved Mental Health Professional - Placement Learning

You will also complete a 450 hour supervised and assessed period of placement learning. During your Approved Mental Health Professional placement, you will be expected to undertake half a day of study (3.5 hours) for every 37.5 hours you spend on placement. Your placement learning will be guided by an appropriately qualified and experienced Approved Mental Health Professional.

Reporting Concerns and Contacting the Course Team for Advice
If you have any concerns during your Approved Mental Health Professional placement, please refer to the Student Guidance page on this website for guidance on how to raise those concerns. You may also contact the Approved Mental Health Professional course team.

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