An expert panel of judges is preparing to assess entries for the 10th annual Herald Society Awards, in partnership with Social Work Scotland (SWS). Jane Devine, SWS Director, will…
When we launched The Herald Society Awards in 2008, our intention was to celebrate the dedication, the imagination and more importantly the vital impact of some of the best work taking place in the public and voluntary sector.
We felt that no other awards covered the full range of work by teams and individuals across the country in fields such as health, education, social services and charities. With limited space in The Herald’s Society section, we saw the need for another forum to recognise the vital contribution these groups make to the wellbeing of Scotland as a whole.
The importance of recognising achievements in the public and voluntary sector has seemed to grow in every successive year and last year’s event was no exception.
All entries can be submitted easily by completing the online application form.
We are now open for entries this year with the entry deadline being, Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Good luck!
The awards will take place on Wednesday, November 1 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.
For more information on how to enter or attend the event please contact Lyndsay Wilson on 0141 302 7407 or by emailing Lyndsay.email@example.com
Make sure you are keeping up to date with all of the event details by following @HeraldEvents @societyawards
Social Work Scotland is the leadership organisation for the social work profession. Our members are social workers and other professionals who lead and support social work across all sectors. Our organisation does two things: we advise on and seek to influence policy and legislation so that its impact on our profession and the people we work with is a positive one; and we support the development of the social work and social care professions. Ultimately, our vision is of a social work profession across Scotland which is led effectively and creatively; is responsive to the needs of the people we support and protect; is accessible and accountable; and promotes social justice.
Mary Hepburn BSc MD MRCGP FRCOG
Gerry Power BSc., M.B.A., MSc.
His prior experience spans thirty years, including in children’s social work, secure care and residential care. From 2001-2010, Matt was the lead for Youth Justice in Glasgow. During that time, Matt oversaw research into the childhood experiences of children involved in offending and this led to his interest in evidence based early intervention. In 2004 he became Head of Service for Children’s Services in Glasgow and in 2005, became joint Local Authority/NHS Head of Service in a Community Health and Care partnership, developing evidence-based, population level and targeted interventions to improve outcomes for children. He has interests in questions of effectiveness in implementation and scale up of evidence based practice, and is a regular contributor to policy and practice development on matters relating to children.
Professor Jennifer Davidson
Jennifer’s interests lie in the relationship between children’s rights discourse and children’s lived experiences, and in the impact and relevance of international rights and standards to national and regional practice in children’s services. In particular, inclusive mechanisms to promote sustainable change from policy into practice are at the heart of her work, as seen in her leadership of the national improvement projects such as the work of CELCIS and the PACE programme, as well as a range of international projects for the implementation of the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children.
Jennifer’s range of social work experience spans Canada, the United States and the UK, where she has held leadership positions in child and youth care, social work and professional education. Jennifer has served on national and international committees related to children’s services, and was a founding member of the US National Campaign for the Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Andrew has worked in and managed substance misuse services for over 20 years in Ireland, England and Scotland. He has helped create some of the countries most innovative and complex services to best suit the needs of people, families and communities affected by substance misuse. He is passionate about developing services where the service user is at the heart of their own recovery.
Andrew was an advisor to the government on the National Delivery Group, an executive member of the Drug Strategy Delivery Commission and assists Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland Partnership Drugs Initiative.
Andrew read Addiction Studies in Trinity College, Dublin and Social Work Management at the University of Stirling.
Andrew is married to Anne and has 4 young adult children who are bleeding him dry, emotionally and financially.
Prior to working for Social Work Scotland and ADSW (as the organisation was formerly called) Jane held various positions at COSLA and Audit Scotland and started her career as a researcher in the Scottish Parliament.
From 2012 until 2014 Jane had a weekly column in the Scotsman newspaper.
Jane graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Masters Degree in Politics and Geography and a post-graduate Masters Degree in Scottish Politics and Sociology. She is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Management and Leadership of Public Service at Glasgow Caledonian University and is a Director of Who Cares? Scotland and Children in Scotland.
Jane lives in Edinburgh with her partner and two children. She is a keen cyclist and has too many bikes, including a unicycle.
More judges to follow
This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.
Cost to attend:
£800 + VAT for a table of 10.
£80 + VAT for individual tickets.
The table price includes champagne reception, dinner (three courses followed by coffee), awards ceremony and keynote address.
For more details on how to attend the gala awards evening please contact Events Director, Lyndsay Wilson on 0141 302 7407.
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