BASW Cymru Awards 2017

BASW Cymru is delighted to announce the nomination process for this year’s Annual social work awards for Wales, is now open. These popular awards are now in their 8th year and are available to ALL social workers in Wales – whether they are BASW members or not. The awards ceremony is to be held at the prestigious Senedd Building in Cardiff Bay on Tuesday 10 October 2017. As well as short-listed nominees and their supporters, there will be key representatives from across the social care sector.

Please do not miss the opportunity in nominating your colleagues. This is a great chance to promote the positive aspects of our profession, great social work practice and supportive organisations. Please follow the link below to download the nomination forms. Also, feel free to download the Awards poster to display in your workplace.

The award categories are:

Innovative Social Worker
This award is for exceptional innovation in the field of social work that has enhanced the service offered to service users and/or carers.

Spirit of Social Work
This award is for someone that has gone ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ in the field of social work and has shown complete professionalism in conjunction with the Code of Ethics.

Social Work Team
This award is for exceptional practice and achievement for their service users/carers by a team of staff, which can be multi-disciplinary but must include at least 3 x social workers.

Practice Teacher
This award is for exceptional practice by a Practice Teacher in supporting the development of social work students to achieve their desired professional status.

Lifetime Achievement Award
This is a unique award that is given to a social worker that has been practising for over 20 years, to mark a lifetime of significant achievement to the profession.

Closing date for nominations: Friday 28 July 2017

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Download Awards poster

Download nomination form