Davinia Miln receives her award from (left) James Rook, managing director of event sponsor Sanctuary Personnel, and Hilton Dawson, chief executive of the British Association of Social Workers
A former teacher with more than 30 years’ experience in adults’ and children’s services has been named social worker of the year.
Davinia Miln has worked on the frontline since she retrained as a social worker 30 years ago.
She worked with children in schools and local authorities before moving to adults’ services, where she specialised in dementia care. She is now a review officer for Richmond upon Thames Council, London.
The judges praised Miln’s “hard work, commitment and enthusiasm for her daily tasks”.
The awards were founded in 2006 by a Peterborough children’s worker, Beverley Williams, who wanted to promote the image of the profession.
An interview with Miln will be published in the 11 November 2010 edition of Community Care.
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