Entries for the 2017 Social Worker of the Year Awards are open! Visit our website for more information & to download entry forms #SWA17

Charity Governance

The Social Worker of the Year Awards is a registered charity (No. 1144458) with a small team which manages and steers the development of the awards.

The aims of the charity are to:

  • Give recognition to the challenging work of qualified social workers
  • Promote best practice in the profession and celebrate success
  • Improve understanding of the range of work which social workers undertake
  • Celebrate and promote diversity and equal opportunities in social care

The charity is managed by a Board of Trustees who all give their time voluntarily to support the development of the awards.

Meet The Trustees


Professor Ray Jones, Chair

Professor Jones is a registered social worker with over 40 years’ experience in the social work sector. He was the first appointed chief executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) a…

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Beverley Williams MBE, Founder

Beverley worked in the social housing sector for 23 years and changed careers aged 40 when she became a foster carer and first came in touch with social workers. A mother of three, she qualified wit…

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James Rook, Trustee

James has worked in health and social care for the past 15 years, previously running two of the largest health and social care providers in the UK.

 

Since 2005 he has been Managing Director…

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Ruth Smith, Trustee

Ruth Smith is the award-winning editor of Community Care, the online information source for social workers and media partner to the awards. She has reported on social care issues for 10 years, cover…

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