The manager of the Southern Wiltshire Children’s Support and Safeguarding Service Team has won a National Children and Young People Award.
The awards, delayed from last year, were presented at an awards ceremony at the International Convention Center in Birmingham last night.
Marlene Peter, team manager of the Support and Safe Guarding Team South at Wiltshire Council won The Safe Guarding of Children Award.
The comments on the award said; “Marlene represented her team very well and provided a lot of insightful detail about the operation they worked on. Marlene was very knowledgeable and experienced and supported her team to achieve very positive outcomes. We were impressed by the family-orientated and consistent approach taken by the team, as well as an ‘open-door’ of support for eh victims of abuse and their families.”
Kate Farrar, also a social worker at Wiltshire Council was highly commended in The Children’s Champion Award category.
Elsewhere at the awards, Salisbury based Child Care and Fostering Company, Five Rivers Childcare were named as the ‘Best Children’s Home Team of the year. The team from Fountain House, which is based in West Yorkshire, picked up the prize.