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.

Gloucestershire County Council

Category Supporter: Team Leader of the Year, Adult Services

Web: / @PSWjess


Gloucestershire County Council’s Adult Social Care Team is committed to continually developing and progressing our staff.


We’re passionate about strength based practice and believe that having Team Leaders that are dynamic, motivated and committed to Social Work practice is essential to delivering this in our day to day work. Our teams are empowered to make defensible decisions, and support our communities to become more active and resilient through the support and commitment of their managers; which is why we have chosen to sponsor Team Leader of the Year.


We know that our Team Leaders motivate teams during some difficult challenges, ensuring that they work together effectively and efficiently.  However they equally recognise the individual skills and knowledge of the team and supervision is fundamental in supporting our teams to meet their potential and improve their skills, practice and knowledge.


We’re focused on creating a service where our staff feel valued and where they enjoy and take pride in their job. Our Team Leaders commitment and strengths help make this happen and through them, with our teams we are making a difference in Gloucestershire.