Six Worcestershire social workers have been recognised with awards for their outstanding work, during Worcestershire County Council’s Celebrating Social Workers Week.

The week is returning for a second year, to recognising the achievements of everyone who works within social care.

Three children’s social workers and three adult’s social workers were selected by their managers to receive the awards for their excellent work in their fields.

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Winners from children’s services were Kerry Nicholl, Dean Arif and Sara Brown. Adult’s social workers who won the awards were Mark Killey (social care worker), Carolyn Holden (Advanced Social Work Practitioner) and Jason Marshall (Senior Best Interests Assessor).

The launch and awards event took place on Monday, January 28, at County Hall in Worcester, with Dr Neil Thompson who delivered a keynote speech about what it means to be a professional. A number of workshops followed through the week, delivered by local practitioners.

Worcestershire County Council employs more than 370 social workers who work together to improve the lives of Worcestershire’s children and young people and adults with care and support needs.