Last chance to enter Social Worker of the Year Awards

The deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 21 July

Bianka Lang (middle) receiving her trophy for Overall Social Worker of the Year in 2016. Photo: Matt Grayson

There are just two days left to enter the 2017 Social Worker of the Year Awards.

The awards celebrate the work of social workers and social work teams practising in England and feature a range of categories including Mental Health Social Worker of the Year, Student Social Worker of the Year and Creative and Innovative Social Work Practice.

The deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 21 July.

Last year’s winners included Suffolk council’s Emily Tiplady-Ead, who won Children’s Social Worker of the Year, and Heather Kent from Northumberland, who won Adults’ Social Worker of the Year. Bianka Lang, of Essex council, won overall Social Worker of the Year.

The judging panel comprises 40 professionals from the sector, including chief social workers Lyn Romeo and Isabelle Trowler, and shadow children’s minister Emma Lewell-Buck.

James Rook, managing director of Sanctuary Social Care, the awards’ headline sponsor said: “Yet again, there’s been an astonishing response to the awards, recognising truly inspirational practitioners, managers, students and practice educators from across England.

“We’ve already received some fantastic entries and it’s not too late to prepare an entry for somebody who you know deserves to be recognised for the outstanding work they do.”

Visit the social work awards website to download an entry form.

Community Care is the official media sponsor of the awards

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