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Social Worker of the Year Awards 2021

Entries to the 2021 Social Worker of the Year Awards are now closed. Good luck to all those nominated!


We are delighted to announce that the Social Worker of the Year Awards is returning for 2021.


The event will highlight social workers’ outstanding work during the last 12 months and turn their focus towards supporting people to reconnect and to move forward from their experiences during the pandemic.


This year, we’ve reintroduced award categories this year as part of our drive to shine a light on the often-hidden achievements of a compassionate profession.


There are 12 categories in total across children’s and adult services for individual social workers and social work teams across England. These include two new categories for 2021: Social Justice Advocate Award and University of the Year.


Last year was a year of recognising the amazing commitment and resilience of social workers during incredibly challenging times. This year the awards will be sharing more uplifting creativity, giving space for reflection, and sharing stories of compassion and resilience from the past 12 months.


Entries opened on Monday 17th May and closed on Friday 23rd July. The virtual award ceremony will be held in November, where 12 inspirational social workers, social work teams and organisations will be announced as winners.


We can’t wait to hear about all the great work being achieved across the country.



Key Dates 2021

MAY:
2021 ENTRIES OPEN (17TH MAY)
Jul:
2021 ENTRIES CLOSE (23RD JULY)
AUG:
JUDGING
OCT:
SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
NOV:
VIRTUAL AWARDS CEREMONY

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Congratulations to our trustee @SammieCorcoran for successfully completing uni and getting her SW classification!
What a brilliant end to the week for you Sammie, you must be so proud! ⭐️💙

Back in 2019 the Family Group Conference Plus Team, inc Lifelong Links won Children's Service's Team of the Year!

"This award is so special to us. It's 10 years since we set up the service with @DevonCC, and what better way to celebrate than with this award."

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⭐️A massive thank you to all our sponsors!⭐️

Without the support of these amazing local authorities and other organisations, we couldn't organise the awards.

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See the full list of sponsors here > https://www.socialworkawards.com/sponsorship/

Greater Cambs had a great year at the @socialworkaward in 2019. Looking forward to seeing who follows up now the awards are going ahead again 🙂 https://twitter.com/socialworkaward/status/1435630139245727746

Back in 2019, Ella Waughman from @CambsCC won the Newly Qualified Adult Social Worker of the Year Award.

We're so looking forward to celebrating more outstanding social work in November this year.

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Judging has now finished for 2021! 🙌

Thank you to all our incredible judges who took part 💙

You can check out the list of judges here > https://www.socialworkawards.com/judges/

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