AWARD CATEGORIES

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Children’s Social Worker of the Year

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

Adult Social Worker of the Year

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

Newly Qualified Children's Social Worker of the Year

This award is open to all newly qualified children’s 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.

Newly Qualified Adult Social Worker of the Year

This award is open to all newly qualified adult social workers with less than one year’s experience who have made a positive difference to the lives of adults through their outstanding work.

Team of the Year, Children's Services (including MDTs)

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

Team of the Year, Adult Services (including MDTs)

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

Team Leader of the Year, Children's Services

This award is open to team leaders or department managers who have nurtured an effective working environment and demonstrated exceptional leadership skills.

Team Leader of the Year, Adult Services

This award is open to team leaders or department managers who have nurtured an effective working environment and demonstrated exceptional leadership skills.

Mental Health Social Worker of the Year

This award is open to metal health social workers working in both children's and adult services. Whether through creative, compassionate or effective multi-disciplinary working, this award is for individuals providing outstanding support in a challenging and complex area.

Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) of the Year

This award is open to Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) who excel in delivering positive outcomes for the people they support in the context of mental health act assessments.

Social Justice Advocate Award

This award is open to social workers who demonstrate a commitment to challenging injustice, seek to equalize the position of different social groups and challenge discriminatory systems.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award celebrates an individual who has dedicated their entire working life to social work and has consistently made a positive difference within their community.

Student Social Worker of the Year

This award is open to all students studying social work at Higher Education (HE) level who are showing outstanding potential in their studies.

Practice Educator of the Year

This award is open to social workers who have successfully coached and mentored students to develop their skills in social work.

Supporting Children in Education Award

This award is open to social workers who have undertaken exceptional individual and/or strategic work to support children’s attendance at school throughout the pandemic and beyond.

Digital Transformation in Social Work Award

This award is open to individual social workers, social work teams or local authorities which have sought to improve the lives of people with lived experience through the use of digital technologies.

Supportive Social Work Employer Award

This award is open to any organisation within the social services profession which demonstrates excellent practice as an employer in supporting, leading and championing its social work employees

University Social Work Lecturer of the Year

This award is open to Lecturers of Social Work at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) who provide outstanding and effective social work education for their students.

Overall Social Worker of the Year

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