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Winning combination: Wiltshire social workers achieve national awards

Wiltshire Council social workers have achieved national recognition for their outstanding dedication and commitment to children and families at a prestigious awards ceremony this week.

Published 29 July 2021
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Wiltshire Council social workers have achieved national recognition for their outstanding dedication and commitment to children and families at a prestigious awards ceremony this week.
 
Pier Pritchard, Charlene Handyside, Lydia Campbell, Kelly Hogan and Kate Farrar, all social workers for Wiltshire Council, were all selected as finalists in the annual Children and Young People's Awards.

Charlene Handyside and Lydia Campbell were attending representing the Support and Safeguarding Team South and picked up The Safeguarding of Children Award in recognition of their hard work with families. Kate Farrar also was commended for her work with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children in The Children's Champion Award section. Pier Pritchard was nominated for her long service to social work and Kelly Hogan for her child protection social work.

The National Children and Young People's Awards aims to improve public awareness and understanding of social work by showing the positive impact of social workers in the wide range of roles they undertake.
 
Cllr Laura Mayes, Cabinet Member for Children's Services said: "Congratulations to the Support and Safeguarding Team South for their safeguarding award; to Kate for her commended award and to Pier and Kelly for their nominations - this is very well deserved.

"It is really heartening to have this national recognition for the amazing work they do, but it is also recognition to all our social workers who make a real difference to the lives of our children and families in Wiltshire every single day."

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