Practitioners throughout the UK will be able to celebrate their achievements by entering the revamped Social Worker of the Year Awards, to be launched at Community Care Live today.
Sector leaders, including Bronagh Miskelly, group editor of Community Care, James Rook, managing director of Sanctuary Personnel, and Hilton Dawson, chief executive of BASW – the College of Social Work, have joined forces to grow the size and status of the awards, which were founded by Beverley Williams in 2006.
There will be 12 categories for individual social workers, teams and departments covering both children’s and adult services.
Martin Narey, who retired as Barnardo’s chief executive earlier this year, has agreed to chair the awards. He said: “I hope they will demonstrate to the public the immense worth of social work.”
The deadline for entries is 22 July and the awards ceremony will be held in November.
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