If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll have seen us mention (just a couple of times!) that our girls & young women’s project The Key was recently shortlisted for some awards. Children and Young People Now is a magazine and news website for professionals working with children and young people. Each year they hold an awards ceremony celebrating some of the best work happening with young people up and down the country.
They describe them as-
“The Children & Young People Now Awards have become the gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families.
Now in their fourteenth year, these awards provide a great source of pride and recognition for all those who strive day in, day out, to improve the lives of others.
The Awards are a tremendous showcase of learning and best practice from across the country that can be an inspiration to all. They recognise teams and individuals from the public, private and voluntary sector that work with children and young people from birth to adolescence as well as their families.”
Although there were over 600 entries, The Key was shortlisted in three categories – the Safeguarding Award, Early Intervention Award and PSHE Education Award (see more of the shortlist here). This meant that we were headed to London!
Aneira and Sarah from The Key had a fantastic time at the awards – not least because Alan, the voice from Strictly and The Lotto was announcing it! It was amazing to be around so many professionals doing such great work for children and young people. We want to say a huge thanks to Children & Young People Now and also to our funders, the National Lottery Community Fund, for supporting us to go. We couldn’t be prouder of The Key and it was an honour to be there, especially as we are in our final year of funding for the project. We’re so pleased the work was recognised in this way!