Award for "outstanding" Rotherham Council social worker

By Michael Upton | 15/01/2019

Award for 'outstanding' Rotherham Council social worker
Lucy Jackson from Rotherham Borough Council (second from left) with (left to right) Ashley John-Baptiste, care leaver and BBC News reporter; Lyn Gradwell, director for the London region) at award sponsor Barnardo’s and James Rook, chief executive of headline sponsor, Sanctuary Social Care.

AN “OUTSTANDING” social worker has received national recognition and been declared a “tremendous asset” to Rotherham Borough Council.

Lucy Jackson won a silver award at the prestigious Social Worker of the Year Awards. 

She picked up the prize in the children’s social worker category, which recognises outstanding work with vulnerable children and families.

Lucy qualified as a social worker in 2015 and works in a busy team working with children in need of support and protection, as well as children who are looked-after. 

In her nomination, her manager described her as “unquestionably the most impressive social worker I have ever had the honour to work with”.

Lynn Gradwell, director of the London Region for award supporter Barnardo's, said: "I was delighted to present Lucy with the silver award for children’s social worker of the year. 

“Lucy goes the extra mile for the benefit of service users and is a tremendous asset to her organisation. 

“She should be very proud of the difference she has made and everything she has achieved.”

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