February 2024

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The Families First Awards

Families First Awards celebrate and recognise all of the excellent early help work that has taken place across the partnerships.

Previous Winners:

2021 Individual Awards:-

Individual Awards:-

  1. Community Engagement Award : Amanda Moss, The Food Pantry, Herts Helping Herts
  2. Partnership School of the Year : Mary Exton Primary School 
  3. Key Worker of the Year : Emma Bumpus, YCH Services for Young People 
  4. Early Years Worker of the Year : Viv Wade, Emerging Needs Team, Family Centre Service, East Hertfordshire Quadrant
  5. Admin Support Worker of the Year : Sarah Whitehair, Emerging Needs, Broxbourne Family Centre
  6. Manager/Team Leader of the Year : Lauren Penrose, Intensive Family Support Team, Stevenage and North Herts
  7. Unsung Hero Award : Barry Wheeler, A Man and Van limited

Team Awards :-         

  1. Innovative Early Intervention : Intensive Family Support Team, East Herts & Broxbourne
  2. Services to young people team of the year : HABS Family Support    
  3. Services to Families team of the year : Family Support Team, Family Centre Service – EH Quadrant
  4. Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) : Micklem Primary School       
  5. Collaborative Team of the Year : Stevenage Vineyard Foodshed         
  6. Team of the year : Three Rivers District Council Housing Department  

2019 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

2019 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...

View photos from the 2023 Families First Awards here:- Teresa Meehan | Flickr