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Social Work Academy honoured at awards ceremony

Social Work Academy team pose with Award Certificate. Published Thursday, 21st July 2022

Worcestershire County Council’s Social Work Academy was honoured at this year’s University of Worcester Health & Social Care Mentor Awards.

The Social Work Academy team were finalists in the Outstanding Practice Learning Environment Allied Health and Community category and were recognised for their outstanding practice.

The team were acknowledged for their efforts in effectively communicating, changing plans when needed, and their willingness to be flexible and adaptable.

Helen Stanley, Social Work Academy Manager at Worcestershire County Council said, “I am really proud of our team for being a finalist in this year’s awards.

“The nomination also recognises the invaluable support that the Social Work Academy has received from frontline social work colleagues and Practice Educators in Worcestershire Children First and Worcestershire County Council’s adult social care teams, to facilitate student placements.”

Councillor Adam Kent cabinet member with responsibility for Corporate Services and Communication at Worcestershire County Council said, “It is a wonderful achievement for the Social Work Academy team to have been finalists for this year’s Mentor Awards. It recognises a lot of hard work and dedication.

“The team should be very proud of this achievement and I look forward to seeing their continued efforts in supporting people in social work, whether it is continued professional development or as a student placement.

“I also want to extend my congratulations to the award winners, the Early Intervention Dementia Service , it is fantastic to see successes like this across Worcestershire.”

The Health & Care Mentor Awards are hosted by Worcester University.

The Social Work Academy supports newly qualified social workers, social workers and students going into social work careers with their training and continued professional development.

Find out more about how the Social Work Academy supports social workers by visiting the Social Work Academy pages of the County Council website