Last week (Friday 29th November), saw the awards presentation for the annual Social Worker of the Year Awards take place. We are extremely proud to have witnessed such an incredible celebration of social work – it was clear that there is some fantastic work taking place throughout the country and that social workers are making a vital difference to the lives of vulnerable adults and children.
As headline sponsors of the Awards, we are thrilled to see how quickly they have become the leading celebration of social work in England. The Rt. Hon Norman Lamb, Minister of State for Care and Support described the awards as ‘the highlight of the social work calendar’ in an exclusive video message which was broadcast during the awards presentation.
The 2013 awards ceremony saw more than 300 people join us to celebrate the social work profession, and keynote speeches were made by Lyn Romeo (Chief Social Worker – Adults), Annie Hudson (CEO, TCSW) and Bridget Robb (CEO, BASW).
Scooping the top prize on the night was Patricia Fifield, an adult social worker from Warwickshire County Council. She received the award for the ‘Overall Social Worker of the Year’ after triumphing in the adult social worker category – for more information about why the judges described her as an ‘asset to the profession’, or to watch video testimonials from the judging panels, simply visit the social work awards website.
This is the fourth year that we’ve sponsored the awards, and we believe that they are playing a huge role in improving the reputation and understanding of the social work profession. We hope that the awards will continue to grow and that social workers feel proud and confident in what they do.
Visit the Social Work Awards website for more information about the 2013 award winners, video testimonials and an exclusive photo gallery