May 2019

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Families First Awards

On 25 April we held our first Families First Awards to celebrate and recognise all of the excellent early help work that has taken place across the partnerships.

The awards also corresponded with the two-year anniversary since the launch of the local multi-agency Families First Triage Panels.

Over 120 partners attended, including schools, voluntary and community services, district councils, family centre services,  police, local school partnerships and many others who enjoyed an afternoon tea and celebration at the Watersmeet Theatre in the Three Rivers District.

There were nominations made from across the partnerships and with so many great nominations, it proved a very difficult process to choose the winners. So those that were chosen as winners of the awards should all be feeling very proud and we would like to say a special congratulations to:-

Individual Awards:-

Jon Nelson – Herts Mind Network – Community Engagement Award

Jenny Morley – Warren Dell School – Partnership School of the Year

Nicki McGrinder – Baldock Schools Partnerships – Key Worker of the Year

Sam Lemay – One YMCA – Support Worker of the Year

Debbie Stone – IFS W&TR – Manager/Team Leader of the Year

Maxine Bromyard – Citizens Advice – Unsung Hero Award


Team Awards:-

WGC & Hatfield Schools Partnership + Stanborough School – Innovative Early Intervention Award

YC Hertfordshire, Broxbourne and East Herts – Services to Young People Team of the Year

South West Herts Partnership – Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences Through Practice

Martins Wood School – Services to Families Team of the Year

Harpenden Plus Schools Partnership – Collaborative Team of the Year

Families First Triage Team – Team of the Year

Take a look at our screen show which celebrates all the good work taking place...

Some of the positive comments received from our partners:-

"The venue had everything we needed and the afternoon tea was lovely"

A lot of thought and preparation must have gone into the organisation and it was very much appreciated.

"Great to have time to catch up and network"

"It is special to be recognised for what is sometimes a difficult job"

"I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, a very good morale boost"


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