Child protection and adult social care professionals are among those in the social care field recognised in the latest Queen’s birthday honours list.
David Shemmings, professor of social work at the University of Kent, and Stephen Goodman, director of Morning Lane Associates, both received OBEs for services to child protection. OBEs for services to social care were received by Sarah Pickup, deputy chief executive of Hertfordshire County Council and a former president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass), and Rachael Shimmin, corporate director for children and adult services at Durham County Council.
MBE awards were received by:
- Bernard Walker, chair of The College of Social Work’s adult services faculty, for services to social care.
- Dr John Devaney, senior lecturer in social work at the University of Belfast, for services to social work in Northern Ireland.
- Mary Devlin, former head of the clinical education centre for health and social care in Northern Ireland, for services to health and social care in Northern Ireland.
- Kelly Ann Alleyne, a child protection officer at CEOP, for services to child protection.
- Ann Stuart, training manager for sexual offences and exploitation at the Metropolitan Police, for services to child protection.
- Hedi Argent, volunteer and former trustee at post-adoption counselling charity PAC, for services to children and families.
The British Empire Medal was received by:
- Frances Tran, child protection trainer at Renfrewshire Council, for services to social work in Glasgow.
- Jaine Crompton, lead family support worker at Catch 22, for services to children and families
- Joanne Dalton, complex families lead worker at Manchester City Council, for services to children and families
- Veronica Fairley, deputy manager at the Family intervention project in Nottingham, for services to children and families.