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The Dudley Children in Care and Care Leavers Awards are back – with new Award categories and an amazing theme: Superheroes! 

This year’s awards are being planned and organised by the Children in Care Council (Make A Difference) and the Care Leavers Forum (Our Say Our Way). There will be an Awards event held in November, where shortlisted nominees and nominators, will come together to recognise & celebrate the talents and achievements of Dudley’s looked after children and those leaving care.

We have introduced new categories to capture the great things that children and young people achieve, and also those who support us.

Nominations can be made online by anyone NOW until 1st October, and you can nominate as many people as you want.

What are the categories?

Horizon Award - To recognise a young person who has shown ambition, aspiration, resilience and remained focussed despite the barriers they have faced.

Make A Difference Award - To recognise a young person who has made a positive contribution to their community e.g. through volunteering, helping others etc.

Super Skill Award – To recognise a young person who has shown talent and excelled in a particular skill e.g. cooking, IT, academically, art, sport etc.

Fierce Friend Award - To recognise a young person who has shown tremendous support to a friend. This can either be a good friend to someone in care or a care leaver, or someone with care experience who has been a good friend.

(For the above Awards there will be 3 age groups 8 – 11; 12+ and care leavers)

Job & Enterprise Award - To recognise a care leaver who has shown determination, commitment & motivation in work or business

Care Leavers Employer Award - To recognise an employer who goes out of their way to support a care leaver in their training/employment

The People’s Award – To recognise any adult who has made an outstanding contribution to a young person / young people e.g. a teacher, social worker, foster carer – any adult. For example they have listened to young people and take action on what they say; treated them with dignity & respect; gone above and beyond their usual role.

If you have any questions please call 01384 815174 or email YouthService.Cs@dudley.gov.uk