Last year your response was overwhelming, and we received hundreds of submissions across our categories, giving our judges an extremely challenging and tough decision in choosing our winners.
We have some brand-new awards this year including, “Outstanding commitment to fostering asylum-seeking children and young people”.
Has a young person in your care who’s experienced difficult circumstances, gone on to achieve great things? Have you had unwavering support from your supervising social worker, have they gone above and beyond to help you and the children in your care?
SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION TODAY!
Nominations will close at midnight on 31st May 2022.
FosterTalk Awards Nomination FormUpon submitting this form we will email your nominee to notify them of their nomination (your name and the awards category only will be shared with your nominee).
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Outstanding Commitment to Fostering Children
Carolyn Moody MBE
To be honest I was shocked when it was announced I had won. I felt quite overwhelmed but excited at the same time. I never really knew how hard fostering was going to be emotionally or how challenging especially during this last year. But I wouldn’t change what I do for the world.
Every once in a lifetime, we come across that one individual who makes the world seem a better place to live in. How lucky are we to have met three. I am so proud of each of my boys and I feel over the moon when they master new milestones, when their faces beam with happiness.
At Caldecott Fostering we are all valued and made to feel part of a fostering community.
Thank you to Derek Moody for being my rock. The boys are just incredible!
Thank you FosterTalk!
Foster Carer of the Year
My kids are my world, my oxygen and without them I’m nothing.
Fostering has changed my life for the better and I wouldn’t have it any other way… in Jamaica we have a saying which is ‘out of many one people’ and in this family were all from different backgrounds but together we are one big happy family. Love them all!
Care Leaver of the Year
I was honoured to have won this award for care leaver of the year.
It has been such a journey from the age of eight to being almost 25, there have been some bad times but so many good times and now on top of the previous good times I can add to my list this award.
I would say to anyone to follow their dreams and never give up, even when times are hard, there is always a way to achieve what you want in life, it just may take some time to get there.
My wife Suzy has been a rock for me and our foster daughter throughout lockdown. Our foster daughter (FD) has very complex epilepsy and very severe learning difficulties. Suzy has spent lockdown researching sensory toy sights to find toys and items that could be a benefit to our FD.
This is in addition to the multiple hospital stays that have been required due to the acute nature of our FD’s condition. Suzy is a completely dedicated and devoted carer to our FD throughout lockdown and I would love to see her be recognized for her amazing love and care of our FD.
Outstanding Contribution by a Social Worker
I was thrilled to have been nominated and even more thrilled to hear I was a finalist.
Debs’ Fab Carers (as they call themselves J) and young people are amazing. Something good happens every single day for me at work. I am so proud of every single one of them.
For me, fostering is about the people, not just the carers but their families who also support and do so much.
Watch our 2021 FosterTalk Awards ceremony!
2021 FosterTalk Award Winners –
sponsored by Lighthouse Financial Solutions
Fiona Kirlew, Fostering People
Outstanding Commitment to Fostering Children with Disabilities
Carolyn Moody MBE, Caldecott Fostering
Care Leaver of the Year – Supported by From Care to Where? Podcast
Outstanding Achievement by a Young Person in Care – Supported by Elements
Child AD, nominated by Rachel Decon from Southampton CC
Outstanding Contribution of a Birth or Adopted Child
M Jay, nominated by Rachel Jay from Birmingham Children’s Trust
Fee and Neil Purvis, nominated by Caroline Matthews from Northumberland CC
Rising Star – Supported by Trevor Elliott MBE
Suzy Ribgy, TLC Wales
Outstanding Contribution by a Social Worker – Supported by Insight Wellbeing Services
Debs Morgan Jones, FCA South East
Lifetime Achievement Award
Joan Swift, Sheffield CC
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