AWARD CATEGORIES

NOMINATE AN INSPIRATIONAL SOCIAL WORKER
ALL
ADULT SERVICES
CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Children’s Social Worker of the Year

This award is open to all qualified social workers who have made a difference through their outstanding work with children and families.

ENTER

Adult Social Worker of the Year

This award is open to all qualified social workers who have made a difference through their outstanding work with adults.

ENTER

Newly Qualified Children’s Social Worker of the Year

This award is open to all newly qualified social workers with less than one year’s experience who have made a positive difference to the lives of children and families through their outstanding work. The entry should show how they have made change, formed strong relationships and shown resilience.

ENTER

Newly Qualified Adult Social Worker of the Year

This award is open to newly qualified social workers with less than one year’s experience, who have made a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable adults through their outstanding work. The entry should show how they have made change, formed strong relationships and shown resilience.

ENTER

Practice Educator of the Year

This award is open to qualified social workers who have been involved in teaching, assessing and supervising students and newly qualified social workers. Nominees must be able to demonstrate how they have successfully motivated students to develop their career in social work.

ENTER

Student Social Worker of the Year

This award is open to all university students studying social work who are showing outstanding potential in their studies. They will be able to demonstrate how they have surpassed expectations and have a thorough understanding of social work theory and practice.

ENTER

Team of the Year – Children’s Services

This award is open to all social work teams who have made a difference through their outstanding work with children and families.

ENTER

Team of the Year – Adult Services

This award is open to all social work teams who have made a difference through their outstanding work with adults.

ENTER

Team Leader of the Year – Children’s Services

This award is open to team leaders or department managers who are responsible for children’s social work teams. Nominees must be able to show clear leadership skills and the ability to successfully manage a team.

ENTER

Team Leader of the Year – Adult's Services

This award is open to team leaders or department managers who are responsible for adult social work teams. Nominees must be able to show clear leadership skills and the ability to successfully manage a team.

ENTER

Mental Health Social Worker of the Year

This category is open to social workers specialising in mental health in England who are excelling in delivering positive outcomes for their service users.

ENTER

Creative and Innovative Social Work Practice

This award is open to individual social workers, social work teams or departments who have shown outstanding creativity and innovation in a project or campaign.

ENTER

Best Social Work Employer

This award is open to any organisation within the social services profession who can demonstrate excellent practice as an employer in motivating, leading and championing their social work employees.

ENTER

Lifetime Achievement

This award is open to qualified social workers who have made a lifetime career of social work and have become a role model and inspiration to the profession.

ENTER

Making a Difference

This award is open to all qualified social workers who are NOT employed by a Local Authority (e.g independent social workers, locum workers or social workers in other settings such as the charitable sector, education, regulators etc).

ENTER

Championing Social Work Values

This award is open to all qualified social workers, social work teams, organisations or networks who have been champions for the value base of social work through their work or other activities.

ENTER

Overall Social Worker of the Year

The ‘Winner of Winners’
The Board of Trustees will choose the Overall Social Worker of the Year 2018 from the individual category winners.

Outstanding Contribution to Social Work

The Social Work Awards Board will present an award to an individual who has made the biggest contribution to improving the reputation of social work over the past 12 months.