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Record number of entries to Social Worker of the Year Awards in 2015


The number of entries to the Social Worker of the Year Awards has reached a new record high in 2015. The total number of nominations received has almost doubled this year, increasing by almost 90%.


The Children’s Social Worker of the Year category was the most popular and also had the highest growth, with four times the number of entries in 2015 compared to 2014. Other popular categories included the Lifetime Achievement Award and the two ‘Team Leader of the Year’ categories.


James Rook, Managing Director of the awards’ Headline Sponsor, Sanctuary Social Care, said: “We are thrilled to have seen such a significant rise in the number of entries for this year’s awards, which highlight the excellent and diverse work being undertaken by social workers on a daily basis.


“The continuing growth of these awards is a testament to the improving understanding of the complex issues the profession deals with, that more practitioners and teams are feeling confident of their success and are taking the time to enter these awards.”


Although entries for the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2015 are now closed, local authorities, third sector and private organisations have still got the opportunity to shout about the success of their social work departments by supporting the awards as a sponsor.


Awards that are still available for sponsorship this year include Adult Social Worker of the Year, Principal Social Worker of the Year and Mental Health Social Worker of the Year. By supporting the Social Worker of the Year Awards, organisations will have the chance to profile themselves to over 50,000 social workers and attend the awards event in November, the biggest celebration in the social work profession in England.


For more information on sponsorship, click here or phone Awards Co-ordinator, Abbie Connell-Smith, on 01473 326403.