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National Children & Young People’s Awards
Nominations now open 2022
Date to be announced
ICC, Birmingham

Care Talk magazine are delighted to host the National Children & Young People’s Awards. These unique awards will celebrate excellence in care for children, young people and families, showcase innovation and best practice in this area and pay tribute to those individuals or organisation who excel in quality care provision


Benefits to individuals

By nominating a colleague, you will be supporting their dedication and commitment whilst also helping to raise the profile of care in this sector as a whole.

Benefits to organisations

By nominating your employees, you will be demonstrating pride in their hard work and excellence. The awards also present an excellent publicity opportunity. Should a nominee be successful, you and your guests will have the chance to purchase a table at the superb gala dinner – what better way to raise the profile of your organisation through networking and motivating your staff!

The judging day

All shortlisted nominees will be invited to attend an interview with an independent panel of judges. The judging will take place on in Birmingham, usually around 6 weeks prior to the Awards. Nominees must be available to attend the judging day. The judging date and venue will be announced shortly.


  • Impact Assessments support The Children & Young People Awards

    Kate Hannon“Impact Assessments are thrilled to be sponsoring the Newcomer of the Year at the Children and Young People Awards 2020. Being a newcomer ourselves means this is an award that sits close to our hearts; we understand and appreciate the blood, sweat and tears that is involved in starting something new, so to be nominated as an exceptional new member of your team, within your chosen vocation is without any doubt an accolade that should be celebrated. Working in the social care industry is so rewarding but at times, equally as challenging. Therefore, when the perfect balance of skills, hard work, determination, and support are in place then the sky is the limit. We feel that for a newcomer to join an established team and impressing them with an ‘over and above’ attitude should be applauded and recognised.

    Impact Assessments are currently launching a digital family assessment tool that will revolutionise the way family assessments are undertaken. The first phase of the cross-platform web based and mobile app has been designed to be used whilst working with and assessing families in Residential Family Assessment Centres, in the community and in foster care; based on significant research with industry leaders across our sector, the Impact Assessment tool will change the face of Family Assessments for the future.

    I’m sure you’ll agree that everyone nominated should be celebrated at the awards and we especially welcome all the newcomers to this exciting, rewarding and valuable sector.” 

    Kate Hannon, Impact Assessments


  • Grahams Consultants support The Children & Young People Awards

    Jacqui Graham Consultants.jpg““Grahams Consultants are really pleased to be the sponsor of The Children's Home Manager Award and support the 2020 Children and Young Peoples Awards. The role of the Registered Manager is truly worthy of celebration as they are a group of individuals who not only bear the burden of regulatory responsibility but are central to ensuring the best possible outcomes for the children and young people. My belief is that in order for the young people we care for to achieve their full potential, they must live in an environment that respects their individuality and diversity, offers them positive life experiences and enables them to develop positive relationships with adults and their peers. I strongly believe that a home should be child-centred in its approach to the way they work, and that for young people to grow physically, emotionally and spiritually they need to have positive role models who are able to protect them, guide them and plan for their futures.

    In the work that Grahams Consultants does we are privileged to support Managers who run children's homes from across the country. We recognise the essential role that Registered Managers play in supporting the young people in their care and their staff teams. They also ensure that the multi-agency teams of social care, health and education professionals who create the team around the child are purposeful, nurturing and guide the young people towards the best possible outcomes. They are inspirational leaders who are often the unsung heroes for our looked after children and young people.

    I will be really privileged to join with the whole care sector to celebrate the inspirational work of Children’s  Home Managers.”

    Jacqui Graham, Director, Grahams Consultants


  • Care 4 Children support The Children & Young People Awards

    Care4Children“Celebrating staff performance is fundamental to recognising the value of an employee’s commitment and this is even more important within the children’s care sector.  Being responsible for promoting reward and recognition at Care 4 Children, I am a firm believer of rewarding outstanding performance which recognises an employee’s achievements, whether this is through internal or external means.  I have always been a huge supporter of nominating individuals and care teams for their outstanding contribution to care at external events like The National Children and Young People Awards whereby individuals are formally recognised.  

    The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.    We are actively encouraging our workforce at Care 4 Children to nominate their colleagues for awards within the sixteen categories which represent all areas of the fostering and children’s care sector.  All individuals can be recognised from frontline staff such as the support worker award and foster carer award to people who have made an impact in other ways such as wellbeing and partnership working.  The impact on morale for this formal recognition is truly amazing for these valued individuals working in the children’s care sector and certainly an event Care 4 Children want to be involved in.”   

    Virginia Perkins, Human Resources Director, Care 4 Children


Who should apply?

The awards represent all areas of care and support in children, young people and family services, whether it be care homes, local authorities, fostering and adoption services or the voluntary sectors. From frontline staff such as key workers and care managers to people who have made an impact in other ways through child protection, supporting care leavers and inspirational young carers.

The gala event

All the finalists will be invited to purchase a table a spectacular gala dinner where the winners will be announced. The gala dinner will include a drinks reception, dinner, entertainment and dancing, and will be compered by Steve Walls.

To book a table

For more information on booking a table, email: info@care-awards.co.uk
So, don’t miss out on your chance to pay tribute to those people who really do make a difference to the lives of others. Without these people quality care and support for vulnerable children and young people would fail.

Awards Categories


  • The awards are open to anyone working in services directly or indirectly related to children and young people’s services
  • All entries are treated confidentially.
  • Entries will be judged by a panel of reputable independent and impartial adjudicators.
  • Entries will not be returned.
  • One copy of the submission is required.
  • Online entry is preferred but for nomination forms please email one entry form per entry.
  • Judging will take place around 6 weeks prior to the awards in central Birmingham.  
  • Please make sure the nominees able to attend.
  • The Children & Young People Awards will not be held responsible for the publication of any information contained in the entry that was inaccurate.

How to book

If you are interested in booking tables at the Awards please fill in the form below or email info@care-awards.co.uk

For a booking form please download HERE.

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