Posted: Tue 25th Oct 2016

Council Wins National Social Work Award

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Oct 25th, 2016

Pembrokeshire County Council has won a national award. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Authority’s Children’s Social Services were successful in the seventh annual British Association of Social Workers (BASW) Cymru Social Work Awards 2016 which celebrates social work across Wales. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Team Around the Family, won the Team of the Year Award, presented in recognition of the positive difference the team makes to the lives of children and communities with whom they are working, and unique contribution they make to Children’s Services. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Nominated by many of his colleagues, senior social work practitioner Paul Regimbal was also successful and was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for Innovation in Social Work for pioneering projects for the benefit of service-users, their carers or families. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The ceremony took place in the Senedd Building, in Cardiff Bay. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

County Councillor Sue Perkins, Cabinet Member for Services to Children and Lifelong Safeguarding, said: “This is an amazing achievement and follows another success earlier this year when Team Around the Family were the first local authority team across Hywel Dda University Health Board to be formally recognised for their work with young carers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Yet again our Social Work teams have demonstrated that their hard work, commitment and innovative practice are making a positive difference in the lives of children and families.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This is the third year running that Children’s Services have been successful at the annual awards. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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Councillor Perkins (front left) and Head of Children’s Services Allison Parkinson, with the awards and the members of Team Around the Family. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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