Entries for the 2018 Social Worker of the Year Awards are currently open and will close on Friday 20th July. The shortlist will be announced in October.

The Judges


Judging for the Social Worker of the Year Awards will take place in September 2018 where a panel of judges will decide on this year’s finalists and winners.


The judging panel is made up of:


  • Leading industry professionals - invited to join the panel based upon their expertise within the social work profession 
  • Former care leavers and people who have received support from social workers 
  • Representatives from some of our sponsors (to avoid any potential conflicts of interest they do not judge the category that they are supporting)
  • Peers and colleagues - we invite a select number of winners from the previous year to join our judging panel for a year


All judges kindly give up their time on a voluntary basis.


To hear more about the Social Worker of the Year Awards from some of our judges, please watch the video below:




The confirmed judges and their categories for 2018 will be confirmed soon.