Awards

Our National Adoption Week Awards recognise and celebrate good practice and exceptional achievement among those working or involved in adoption in England.

On Tuesday 17 October we will host the annual National Adoption Week Awards, which will take place at the Foundling Museum, London to celebrate these fantastic achievements and announce our winners.

The awards categories are as follows:

  • Excellence in Adoption Practice
  • Adoption Social Worker of the Year
  • Adoption Support Practitioner of the Year
  • Adopter Champion of the Year
  • Adoption Blog of the Year
  • The Gareth Marr Award for Lifetime Achievement

Enter the Awards

If you would like to enter or nominate someone for an award, please fill in the form below.
The deadline for nominations is 5pm, Friday 8th September 2017.

Please ensure that you have read the eligibility and award criteria for the respective category, as well as the full terms and conditions of entry prior to completing your nomination (note that this year shortlisted nominees will be interviewed and filmed and may be asked to participate in publicity surrounding the awards).

We are also holding a Competition for Children. Details on entry can be found here.

Competition for Children

In keeping with this year’s National Adoption Week theme this year’s competition is open to siblings. In pictures, words or using video show why you love your brother(s) or sister(s).

Open to children aged 11 and under. The National Adoption Week Awards recognise and celebrate good practice and exceptional achievement amongst those working and involved in adoption in England. Judges will be looking for creative entries that capture the spirit of the sibling relationship.

The winner will be invited to attend the awards and receive a £100 shopping voucher.

Please send your design either by email to awards@first4adoption.org.uk, or by post to First4Adoption, 48 Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N 2QA. All designs will be shown on the First4Adoption website.

All designs will be shown on the First4Adoption website and at the awards.

Last year’s awards