Birmingham student wins 'Children's Social Worker of the Year'

Posted on Thursday 12th December 2013

Amanda Beaufoy (nee Sibley), who qualified as a social worker three years ago from Birmingham, has been awarded the accolade of ‘Children’s Social Worker of the Year’. She received this award at the 2013 Social Worker of the Year Awards ceremony held in central London, which celebrated the achievements of social workers across the country.

The judges described Amanda's entry as a 'pleasure to read' and went on to say: 

She possesses excellent communication skills and is able to effortlessly explain complex issues clearly to parents, encouraging them to understand the actions that they can take to make a difference to their child’s life. Good communication is key in social work and the panel were very impressed with how Amanda has excelled in this area, being profoundly deaf."

Amanda is currently working for Worcestershire County Council.

The University of Birmingham has been providing social work education since 1908. As the oldest running social work education programme in the country, we are proud of our history and we are committed to continuing our work to raise professional social work standards and promote good practice.

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