The winners of the 2017 Social Worker of the Year Awards were revealed at a glittering awards ceremony in London on the 24th November. Entries for this year's awards will open in April 2018.

Essex County Council in partnership with Servelec Corelogic

Category Supporter: Championing Social Work Values 

ECC tel: 0345 743 0430

ECC web: / @essexcc / @ECCESCA


Servelec HSC tel: 020 7354 8000

Servelec HSC web: / @ServelecHSC


Essex County Council is extremely proud to jointly sponsor the Championing Social Work Values category, alongside our partner, Servelec HSC.


At ECC, we’re serious about social work and our approach centres on supporting, nurturing, empowering and improving the lives of our residents to ensure they benefit from positive outcomes – the outcomes they want.


We help families identify their own solutions to problems and empower them to achieve resolution where it is safe and appropriate to do so. We’re also supporting individuals to live more independently - helping people to help themselves - by encouraging them to connect with communities and local solutions.


The diverse communities that make up Essex mean social workers across our adult and children’s social care services are well-versed in thinking creatively and are often pioneers for new ways of working; no two people or families are the same and this requires our social care colleagues to build relationships and work with individuals, not impose things on them.


Our social workers listen to people, find out their aspirations and support them by working collaboratively with partners across the health and social care landscape. As we continue to join up services, we’re focusing more on changing the perception that ECC delivers traditional social care, to the idea that it forms part of a new, joined-up, community-based ‘system of support’ which helps people to get on with their lives.


We give our social workers the time to deliver direct relationship-based social work with the people we serve and ensure they have the tools and support they need through the Essex Social Care Academy.


We strive for excellence at ECC, not only for the people that live in the county, but for our social workers who demonstrate passion, commitment and dedication everyday – qualities shared by Servelec HSC.


Servelec HSC, the leading provider of social care, healthcare and education software, works in partnership with local authorities to develop solutions that supports social care practitioners; empowering them to be in control of information and encouraging a more joined up approach.


We understand that having full visibility of each and every individual gives social care practitioners the insight they need to make key decisions and build collaborative relationships. Accessing the ‘big picture’ view, supporting decision making and enabling strong partnerships are key principles embedded in our Mosaic case management system, ultimately helping to deliver powerful positive outcomes for children, young people and adults.


At Servelec, we are very passionate about what we do. Our team is made up of a diverse range of people; we’re not just a software provider, we’re also experienced social care and health practitioners, so we truly understand the challenges faced by local authorities today and in the future.  


We are inspired by the on-going commitment, dedication and care demonstrated by social workers. The work they do plays a key role in driving forward the delivery of the new care models and transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults.


The Social Worker of the Year Awards celebrates and recognises the great achievements in social care and Servelec HSC is proud to support the awards this year alongside our partner, Essex County Council.