Children's social services 
Career Progression and Learning and Development

With the development of the Centre for Professional Practice, we have now published our learning and development plan. We want to offer our Children’s Services workforce the best opportunities to progress and lead practice. We want you to be a part of our journey to ‘Good’.

We recognise that learning takes places in a range of different ways, not just through traditional training activities and we offer a wider range of learning and development opportunities for workers at different levels.

Career Progression Offer







ASYE Programme

In Dudley, our cohort of newly qualified Social Workers will receive targeted support from our Advanced Social Work Practitioners at the Centre for Professional Practice. They will be supported to develop their Initial Learning Plans, set their professional objectives, and review their progress at planned points through the year. The Programme includes:-

  • A robust induction with shadowing experiences across a range of services;

  • Set reviews at 3, 6 and 11.5 months; 

  • A comprehensive learning and development programme;

  • Regular group reflective supervision sessions;

  • 12 days study leave;

  • A protected caseload.

Please see our ASYE Handbook for further details.

National Assessment and Accreditation System

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