Stockport Family shortlisted for National Social Work Awards 2018

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Colleagues from Stockport’s Children’s Service, Stockport Family, have been shortlisted in five categories in the 2018 National Social Work Awards.

The National Social Worker of the Year Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements of practitioners and teams in the UK.

The winners will be revealed at a prestigious awards ceremony in London which is the leading celebration of its kind in the sector and recognises the success of the profession’s most innovative and dedicated social workers.

The staff nominated in the 5 categories are:

  • Employer of the Year – Stockport Family
  • Team Leader of the Year – Vicky McLeod
  • Social Worker of the Year – Theresa Forrester
  • Newly Qualified Social Worker of the Year – Simone Oliver
  • Student of the Year – Victoria Stephenson

Councillor Colin Foster, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services, said: “Many congratulations to the finalists. Stockport is proud of all our staff for being such strong ambassadors for Stockport Family. We are delighted they are being recognised for employer of the year and individual social worker awards which celebrates their outstanding achievements in this profession and wish them every success at the awards ceremony in November.”

The awards ceremony takes place on Friday 30 November…you can watch it unfold on Twitter! #stockportfamily.

Information about Stockport Family can be found on Stockport Council’s website: www.stockport.gov.uk/stockportfamily