The Nottinghamshire Children and Families Partnership (NCFP) Recognition Awards was held recently to recognise and celebrate the excellent practice and outstanding performance of NCFP’s Children’s Centre staff and volunteers.
The awards are now in their third year and have gone from strength to strength reaching a record 144 nominations this year across eight award categories!
The NCFP Awards provide an opportunity for colleagues, managers and parents to nominate individuals and teams who are making an outstanding contribution to the delivery of Children’s Centre Services in Nottinghamshire.
Karon Foulkes, the Trust’s General Manager for Children and Young People’s Services, said. “I know feedback every year shows many staff have been overwhelmed that their colleagues have taken the time to share their thoughts. For me the awards have brought to life the empathy, compassion and skilful work individuals bring to their team and families. So many people undervalue their own worth and the positive impact they have on others – just one kind word or gesture can make all the difference.”
The winners in each category were:
Children and Parents Choice Award winner – South East Children’s Centre Team (Mansfield)
Going the Extra Mile Award winner – Rosemary Severn, Community Development Worker (Mansfield)
Hidden Gem Award winner – Gurjeet Lail, Child and Family Support Lead (Broxtowe)
The Leadership Award winner – Deborah Perkins, Children’s Centre Coordinator
Making a Difference Award winner – Teresa Herring, Family Support Worker (Broxtowe)
Team of the Year Award winners – Retford, Hallcroft and North Leverton Children’s Centres (Bassetlaw)
Volunteer of the Year Award winner – Rosemary Cooney, Volunteer, Broxtowe North
You Make Me Smith Award winner – Dionne Woodward, Family Support Worker (Broxtowe)
You can also read more about why they were nominated and who was shortlisted in the NCFP Awards celebratory booklet.
Heather Loxley, Executive Director, Family Action Chair, NCFP Board, added, “It was an absolute delight for the NCFP Board members to present this year’s awards to everyone together at John Fretwell Sporting Complex. What a great opportunity for all shortlisted nominees to hear about the fantastic work our staff and volunteers have achieved during the year. So many of those nominated regularly go the extra mile and it was clear their teams see and appreciate this. Together our strong teams make a real difference to the families they work with. I hope everyone feels rightly proud of what NCFP has and continues to achieve. Well done everyone!”
The NCFP manage the Children’s Centre Services, of which Nottinghamshire Healthcare is part of, on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council.
Find out more about our Children's Centre Services.