Authority employees honoured

Derbyshire County Council has won three silver awards and two commended finalist accolades in the prestigious national Social Worker of the Year Awards.

The annual awards aim to improve the reputation and understanding of the social work profession and recognise the outstanding work of teams and individuals across the country.

The council had finalists in five categories: Newly Qualified Adult Social Worker of the Year – Sally Silcock – silver award; Children’s Social Worker of the Year – Chris Hill – silver award; Employer of the Year – Derbyshire County Council Adult Care – silver award; Adult Social Worker of the Year - Gillian Bown – commended; Team of the Year – The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Team (DOLS) – commended.