Devon County Council is extremely proud to support the Team Leader of the Year – Childrens Services category.
We continue to show our support and immense gratitude to all those working so passionately in social care who make such a difference to the lives of so many children, adults and families. We hope that our continued contribution towards celebrating excellence in social work goes some way to express our gratitude to all those giving their all every day to provide excellence social work to the people we are here to support.
As a system we understand the importance of acting early to give children the best start in life and supporting their emotional health and wellbeing , to support their resilience and ability to do the things that matter to them now and into the future.
At a time of increasingly complex demand for services and support, the role of a Team Leader is vital in ensuring that their teams are supporting children and families as early as possible and in a way that prevents or reduces increasing needs.
But more than this, Team Leaders ensure that their teams receive the necessary support, trust and backing in the face of many situations that could challenge the most resilient and experienced of social workers; a vital role that significantly helps staff health and wellbeing and critical to the retention of social workers.
This is why we have chosen to support the Children’s Services Team Leaders of the Year category given the pivotal role Team Leaders play; guiding and nurturing their team to be the best that they can be and ensuring their teams have the children and families they support at the centre of their work.