On Wednesday 18 October Sandwell’s Mayor, Bill Gavan, presented Sandwell UNISON’s Champions Award 2023 in a surprise visit to staff working for Sandwell Children’s Trust at the Wellman Building in Oldbury.
On presenting the award the Mayor said, “Congratulations to Family Solutions Team and Family Group Conference Team at Sandwell Children’s Trust on winning Sandwell UNISON’s Champions Award 2023.
The award is being given because of the excellent work undertaken with families in crisis and helping them find solutions to help keep children within their own families and networks, building on family strengths. You make a difference every single day.
This award is to say thank you.
Thank you for being highly responsive, going directly to families when they need help with relationships and when other professionals such as schools, health and Children’s Services are worried that children are being harmed or when family relationships are breaking down.
Thank you for working across all areas of the Children’s Trust and for being recognised by OFSTED in their most recent inspection, for providing a high-quality service to the children and families of Sandwell.
Thank you to being fully committed in helping children’s families safely care for their children in Sandwell.”