Trio of awards for vital youth work

Presentation to the County Council's Engagement and Development Team for Looked After Children, pictured from left: Dale Tomlinson, from sponsors Brathay, Robin Craig, Northumberland participation and advocacy officer, Rachel Gibson, Engagement and Development Team Manager, Anya Proud, Northumberland participation and advocacy officer and Judith Wren, Brathay.
Presentation to the County Council's Engagement and Development Team for Looked After Children, pictured from left: Dale Tomlinson, from sponsors Brathay, Robin Craig, Northumberland participation and advocacy officer, Rachel Gibson, Engagement and Development Team Manager, Anya Proud, Northumberland participation and advocacy officer and Judith Wren, Brathay.
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YOUTH workers and staff in Northumberland are celebrating after a hat-trick of wins at the Regional Youth Awards.

Accolades went to the county council’s Engagement and Development Team for Looked After Children, which received the North East 2013 Youth Work ‘Best Youth Participation Initiative’ Award, and two West Northumberland Youth Service officers.

Sarah Wood won Youth Worker of the Year for her role in helping to develop a range of important projects and Ashley Brown was named Youth Work Manager of the Year for his efforts to develop youth work training, including for staff in Ponteland.

The Engagement and Development Team received its prize for enabling young people to effectively put their views across, be listened to and influence services.

The awards recognise the hard work and vital contributions made by services and individuals.