Shortlist unveiled for Social Worker of the Year Awards

The Social Worker of the Year Awards 2021 will be presented virtually in November

The finalists for this year’s Social Worker of the Year Award have been announced.

In total, the jurors selected 52 practitioners, teams and organizations to compete in the 11 categories.

The winners will be announced in a virtual ceremony on November 17th.

Peter Hay, chairman of the Social Work Awards, the charity running the program, said, “Thank you to the hundreds of people who have taken the time to meet a friend, colleague or team for an award this year nominate.

“And congratulations to everyone who has been nominated for an award. To be nominated for a national award while helping others navigate the turmoil caused by the pandemic is a remarkable achievement that you can be very proud of. “

Selection list for awards

Student Social Worker of the Year (sponsored by Dorset Council):
Sarah Mail, Kingston University
Carrie Evans, University of Lancaster
Justine Bishop, University of Warwick
Lucy Collier, University of Winchester
Abigail Davey, Anglia Ruskin University

New Qualified Social Worker of the Year (supported by Waltham Forest Council):
Rosemarie Connor, Devon County Council
Guy Blacklock, Warwickshire County Council
Finn Jarvis, Gloucestershire County Council
Anna O’Brien, Hull councilor
Florina Rice, Devon County Council
Christine Norman, Dorset Council
Michelle Pullen, Shropshire Council
Marie-Anne Holland, Cafcass

Adult Social Worker of the Year (sponsored by Wandsworth Borough Council):

Chris Vass, Stockton-on-Tees Alderman
Melanie Noel, Essex County Council
Natasha Karmali, London Borough of Hillingdon
James Thomas, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Lucy Law, Essex County Council

Child Social Worker of the Year (funded by Child Social Work Matters):
Paige McMahon, Derbyshire County Council
Marissa Langley, Surrey County Council
Liam Mills, Portsmouth City Councilor
Alexandra Capitani, Coventry City Councilor

Team Leader of the Year (sponsored by Devon County Council):
Sam Roper, Knowsley Council
Kudakwashe Kurashwa, London Borough of Hillingdon
Dianne Fossey, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils
Amanda Haylock, Portsmouth City Councilor
Zakia Bouyis Loughead, Birmingham City Councilor

Mental Health Social Worker of the Year (supported by Essex County Council):
Rebecca Owen, Somerset County Council
John Leavey, performance for children
Daniel Wilding, Livewell Southwest
Tulane Chiarletti, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Kevin Waggott, Northumberland County Council

Practical Pedagogue of the Year (funded by BASW):
Laura Lowe, Dorset Council
Elaine Sharpe, Stockton-on-Tees Town Councilor
Claire Skilleter, Norfolk County Council
Anne Cooper, Gloucestershire County Council
Peter Walker, Worcestershire County Council

Award for lawyer for social justice (funded by BASW):
Unaccompanied Child Asylum Seekers Team, Norfolk County Council
Aedan Wolton, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Vivian Okeze-Tirado, West Sussex District Councilor
Cynthia Minett and Eniola Obikoya, Gloucestershire County Council
Wayne Reid, British Association of Social Workers
Sensory Support Team, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Team of the year (including MDTs) (supported by UNISON):
Adult Service Preparation, Bradford Council
Farewell Nursing Service, Derbyshire County Council
Families stick together, Darlington Borough Council
Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw Children’s Hospice
Integrated discharge team, Derbyshire County Council

University of the Year (supported by the Torbay Council):
Durham University
Bournemouth University

Social Work Employer of the Year (supported by Sanctuary Personnel):
Essex County Council
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust