Last chance to enter the Social Worker of the Year Awards

There is only one week left to enter the Social Worker of the Year Awards.

Celia Parker meets the children's minister after winning last year's Social Worker of the Year award

There is only one week left to enter the Social Worker of the Year Awards.

Closing date for entries is Friday 31 August 2012.

Ruth Smith, editor of Community Care, said: “Are you proud of what you or your team has achieved? Or is there a social worker you know who has gone the extra mile and delivered beyond the expected? The Social Worker of the Year Awards celebrate all that is good about social work, so do make time to complete your entry forms this week.”

The awards will be returning to the Palace of Westminster on Friday 30 November and guests will have the opportunity to debate the big issues facing the profession with a panel of judges and some of the outstanding social workers who won awards last year.

Confirmed judges for 2012 include Jill Manthorpe (Social Care Workforce Research Unit), Carol Long (Director of Services, NSPCC), Jo Cleary (ADASS), John Goldup (Ofsted), and Andrew Williamson (Chair, NHS Cornwall & Isles of Scilly).

Also joining the judging panel are Celia Parker, Caroline Curtis and Kelly Hicks, three of the award winning social workers from 2011.

They are all giving their time free of charge to support the awards and help the social work profession celebrate the excellent work being done.

There are 14 different categories across both children and adult services. This year, there is a new categories for newly qualified social workers.

The overall ‘winner of winners’ will be presented with the “Social Worker of the Year Award 2012”.

Further information, downloadable entry forms and sponsorship opportunities are available online at the Social Work Awards website.

The Social Worker of the Year Awards is organised by the Social Work Awards Ltd (Registered in England, No 1144458) and is supported by Sanctuary Personnel, BASW, Community Care and founder social worker Beverley Williams.

Any enquiries please call awards co-ordinator, Amy Dawson on 01473 32640

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