About the Adult Social Care Academy

Our vision

To create an inclusive and transformative learning and career development environment. Empowering the adult social care workforce to unlock their full potential and provide exceptional support to Surrey residents.

To achieve our vision, the Adult Social Care Academy will be the service hub for staff development and progression.

Interim Director - Integrated Health and Social Care

Balwinder Kaur

As the person responsible for the Adult Social Care Academy, I take great pride in our commitment to the development of our staff and our dedication to cultivating a highly qualified workforce within adult social care.

Our goal is for the Academy to serve as a valuable resource, enabling the continuous growth and progress of our workforce.

Head of ASC Academy

Mary Ogunlayi

As the manager of this academy, I am thrilled to oversee a program that is dedicated to the growth and development of our entire workforce within our directorate.

Our firm belief is that by investing in the professional growth and development of our workforce, we enhance our ability to provide exceptional assistance to the residents of Surrey.

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Mission statements

High standards

Through comprehensive support and a wide range of ongoing learning opportunities, we ensure the highest standards in adult social care.

Continuous development

We are dedicated to fostering a culture of continuous development, enabling our staff to achieve their full career potential.

Promote equality, diversity and inclusion

We aim to foster excellence by providing quality learning experiences that promote equality, diversity, and inclusion, ensuring fair access to development opportunities for all.

Empower our workforce

To cultivate a thriving and empowered workforce, recognising and nurturing strengths and talents.

Surrey residents at the heart of our work

We prioritise keeping Surrey's residents at the heart of our learning and development design.

What we do

  • Provide accredited educational opportunities for aspiring Social Work and Occupational Therapy professionals
  • Coordinate and manage post qualifying ASYE (Social Work) and Preceptorship (Occupational Therapy) programmes for newly qualified professional staff
  • Manage the Induction programme for new staff, including Practice Skills Training
  • Manage a range of post-qualifying training
  • Offer individual career planning conversations with all staff
  • Engage research in practice
  • Encourage staff to take a self-directive, person centred approach to their learning,
  • Design development opportunities in line with service and staff need. For example, Senior Readiness Programme
  • Support non-registered staff to build their knowledge, skills and experience
  • Support the skills development of external partners through the Surrey Skills Academy
  • Develop career pathways for non-registered staff

Contact us

The Adult Social Care Academy can be contacted via email at surreyasc.academy@surreycc.gov.uk