County Council hosts Social Work awards


County Council hosts Social Work awards

Our award winners stand proudly with Dan Adams, Tina Russell and Richard Keble Published Tuesday, 16th January 2018

Worcestershire County Council hosted a Social Work Awards ceremony as part of a- week-long event that will shine the spotlight on the county’s Social Workers.

The ceremony, which was held at County Hall yesterday (Monday), recognised Outstanding Achievement amongst their social work teams.


In Adult Social Care, nominations were made by colleagues for personal qualities and inspirational practice. Whilst in Children’s Social Care, nominations were made on the basis of positive feedback and compliments.


Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Children and Families – Councillor Andy Roberts said: “Our teams of social workers work extremely hard and we want to give them the recognition they rightly deserve.  Their dedication is second to none in ensuring vulnerable children, young people and adults continue to lead happy, safe and independent lives.


“These awards give us as a Council, a chance to show our gratitude to social workers for all their tireless efforts.”


In the children’s department, Alice Gillett has been honoured for both herwinning the University of Worcester Outstanding Social Work Mentor of the Year and her Monitoring Award.


Sally Mauger; a Social Worker in Wyre Forest Safeguarding Team 2, has been recognised for consistently professional and sensitive practice in court work.


Zoe Brown, a social worker from the Redditch locality team was the final award winner from the children’s team following her consistent positive feedback from children she has supported.


In Adult Social Care, Claire Gilks, a social worker in the Worcester West locality team, has been rewarded for her excellent service to both the council and the community since 1977. Julie Vaux, a social care worker, from Locality Social Work Team for the East Wyre Forest area, has been recognised for her hard work and research, culminating in a great knowledge of all the policies and procedures that she works with.


Pamela Tennant, a social worker in the South CARS team, has been recognised for her continual approach of going over and above to help others.  Jill Hughes, Team Leader of Transitions in Adult Services has also been rewarded for her nomination for Team Leader of the Year, Adult Services at the National Social Work of the Year Awards.

Worcestershire County Council employs around 350 social workers who work together to improve the lives of Worcestershire’s children and young people and adults with care and support needs.

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