Children & Young People Now Awards 2018: the shortlist

By CYP Now

| 28 August 2018

We may live in austere times, but the CYP Now Awards are anything but. We received a record number of entries for these year's awards. The judges have examined each and every one and we can unveil the 2018 shortlist.

The Children & Young People Now Awards ceremony takes place in November at London's Hurlingham Club. Picture: Julian Dodd

The winners will be revealed at a gala ceremony on the evening of 21 November at the Hurlingham Club in London. We hope you will join us for what will be an event of great inspiration and pride, and quite simply the sector's night of the year.

Thank you to all of you who entered these Awards. The sheer volume of entries and rising quality made the judges' task as tough as ever. Congratulations to all of our finalists who have made this year's shortlist.

EARLY YEARS AWARD

  • ABC to Read - Helping children fund the fun in reading
  • Dorset County Council - Dorset's Incredible Children
  • Fit ‘N' Fun Kids - Young Mums Will Achieve
  • Solihull Council Engage Team - Family Plus for Under-Fives

PLAY AWARD

  • Disability Challengers - Challengers Inclusive Play
  • Leeds City Council - Play Streets
  • SoLo Life Opportunities - Meridien Adventure Playground
  • Theodora Children's Charity - Giggle Doctors for children in hospital


YOUTH WORK AWARD

  • The Change Foundation - Generation Storm
  • Hertfordshire Services for Young People - Who Not What
  • London Borough of Bexley - Targeted Youth Hubs
  • The Lowry - Youth Employability and Skills programme
  • Rainbows Hospice Group for Children and Young People - Young Adult Social Group
  • Silx Youth Project - Teen Bar, Employability Project, and Detached Team
  • TAG Youth Club for Disabled Young People
    The Trust for Developing Communities, Brighton & Hove -
  • Protect Youth Services campaign
  • Youth First - Bellingham Gateway Youth and Community Centre

YOUTH VOLUNTEERING AND SOCIAL ACTION AWARD

  • Coram - Young Citizens
  • The Diana Award
  • Fitzrovia Youth in Action
  • Leeds City Council - Peer Inspectors
  • Lewisham Youth Theatre Members' Committee
  • Solace Women's Aid - Hear2Change
  • The Trust for Developing Communities, Brighton & Hove - Protect Youth Services campaign

LEARNING AWARD

  • Accord Housing Association - Fern Brooke Children's Service
  • Kirton Primary School, Lincolnshire - Learn and Earn
  • London and Quadrant Housing Trust - Playing Up Schools Tour
  • London Institute of Banking & Finance - Lessons in Financial Education (LiFE)
  • Tutors United - Tutoring Young Residents programme
  • Wellcome Trust - Explorify

ARTS AND CULTURE AWARD

  • ADHD Foundation - Umbrella Project
  • Hull City Council - The Sixteen Thousand
  • London and Quadrant Housing Trust - Playing Up Schools Tour
  • North Tyneside Council and Curious Monkey Theatre Company - ‘Leaving'
  • Rhythmix
  • WORLDwrite - WORLDbytes

ADVICE AND GUIDANCE AWARD

  • Career Connect - Unlocking Potential
  • Kirton Primary School, Lincolnshire - Learn and Earn
  • No Limits Advice Centre, Southampton
  • Sheffield City Council - Apprenticeship Ready
  • Silx Youth Project - Silx Employability Project
  • Volunteering Matters - Mind Matters

YOUNG CARERS AWARD

  • Blackpool Carers Centre - Family Focus
  • Carers Bucks - Same Chances
  • The Children's Society - Young Carers Festival
  • Create - inspired:arts
  • The Lowry Trust - Who Cares

LEAVING CARE AWARD

  • Lancashire County Council - Employment and Support Team
  • London Borough of Havering - The Cocoon
  • MCR Pathways - MCR Pathways Mentoring
  • Wandsworth Borough Council - Future First leaving care service

EARLY INTERVENTION AWARD

  • EasyPeasy - Learning through play, every day
  • The Bridge, East Midlands
  • Leeds City Council - Leeds Innovations and Partners and Practice programme: Restorative Early Support
  • London Borough of Camden - Resilient Families and Early Help Family Group Conference
  • National FGM Centre - FGM Assessment Tool
  • Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise - Open Wide and Step Inside
  • Safe Families for Children
  • Safer London - Harmful Sexual Behaviour Programme

NATIONAL CITIZEN SERVICE AWARD

  • Cambridgeshire County Council - NCS SEND Summer Programme
  • Ingeus and Essex Youth Service - NCS Woodland View Care Home activity day
  • Sea Cadets National Citizen Service

CHILDREN IN CARE AWARD

  • Esland Care
  • The Fostering Network - The Mockingbird Programme
  • Lincolnshire County Council - Caring2Learn
  • Participation People and Dorset County Council - Young Facilitators
  • Sheffield Children in Care Council - The Placement Game

YOUTH JUSTICE AWARD

  • Achievement for All - Youth Justice SEND
  • Cracked It - Phone Repair programme
  • Fluence - The Communicate Project
  • Howard League for Penal Reform - Programme to end the criminalisation of children in care
  • Khulisa - Face It programme
  • Test Valley Partnership - Information, Communication, Education (ICE)

FAMILY SUPPORT AWARD

  • Body & Soul - Post-Adoption Support Programmes
  • Family Fund - Digital Skills programme
  • Leeds City Council - Multi-Systemic Therapy
  • London Borough of Camden - Resilient Families and Early Help Family Group Conference
  • Midlothian Sure Start
  • Norland College - Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba) Helping Hands Project
  • Park Community School, Hampshire - MUNCH Community Food Project

SAFEGUARDING AWARD

  • Big Talk Education - Growing Up Safe
  • The Children's Society - Greater Manchester Missing Service
  • Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board - Rethinking ‘Did Not Attend'
  • Operation Encompass
  • School-Home Support - CSE in Barking & Dagenham
  • Sycamore Trust - Parenting Pathways
  • Zinc Communicate and Transport for London - The Children's Traffic Club

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

  • Foster Care UK - MATS Therapeutic Fostering Service
  • London Borough of Newham - Newham HeadStart
  • Newport Mind - Changing Minds Project
  • Queen's Park Primary School and Westminster Children's University
  • Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust - Promoting Positive Parenting in Young Children
  • West Sussex County Council - Youth Emotional Support Service (YES)
  • Young Person's Advisory Service, Liverpool - THE Action Youth (Trans Health Education)

PSHE EDUCATION

  • A New Direction - Mayor for the Day: The London Children's Festival
  • EdComs and Public Health England - Rise Above for Schools
  • Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH) - Inspiring Equality in Education
  • Solace Women's Aid - Hear2Change

PARTNERSHIP WORKING

  • Catch 22 - Pan-Merseyside child exploitation service
  • The Children's Society - Pause mental health drop-in facility
  • Essex County Council Travel Training
  • Islington Integrated Gang Team
  • MCR Pathways and Glasgow City Council
  • Nottingham City Care - Small Steps Big Changes
  • NSPCC - Harmful Sexual Behaviour Framework
  • Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse Champions' Network
  • Sandwell Metropolitan Council - Teamworx
  • Tutors United - Tutoring Young Residents Programme with Metropolitan Housing Association

RECRUITMENT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Cafcass - Family Court Adviser recruitment campaign
  • Lambeth Early Action Partnership - Embedding the Family Partnership Model in multi-agency practice
  • Leeds City Council - Social work career pathway

CHILDREN'S ACHIEVEMENT

  • Siena Castellon, autism, neurodiversity and anti-bullying advocate
  • Stacey D'arc, campaigner for young people leaving care
  • Samuel McIntosh, chair of Sandwell care leavers forum
  • Mia Thorne, campaigner for children in Wales with disabilities

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHAMPION

  • Kathy Evans - campaigner for children's rights and services
  • Doug Nicholls - campaigner for young people and youth work

PUBLIC SECTOR CHILDREN'S TEAM

  • Achieving for Children - Anstee Bridge
  • Army Welfare Service - Tidworth Mums
  • Coventry City Council - Coventry Family Drug and Alcohol Court
  • London Fire Brigade - Youth Engagement and Intervention Team
  • Swansea Council - Team Around the Family in Schools
  • Wandsworth Council - Participation & Independent Visitor Service

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHARITY

  • The Children's Sleep Charity
  • Integrate UK
  • Lifelites
  • MCR Pathways
  • Nelson's Journey
  • TwentyTwenty
  • West London Zone
  • Winston's Wish
  • Youth First


THE JUDGES

Our eminent judging panel has scrutinized all the entries to produce this year's shortlist. A panel of young judges us examining the shortlisted entries and their marks will be added to those of the adult expert panel to help determine the winners in each category. (Judges with an association with any entry abstained from judging those entries and categories.)

Nicola Butler, chair, Play England
Matt Buttery, chief executive, Triple P
Anne-Marie Carrie, chief executive, children's services, Cambian Group
Kathy Evans, chief executive, Children England
Anna Feuchtwang, chief executive, National Children's Bureau
John Freeman, consultant, John Freeman Consulting
Kevin Gallagher, chair, Consortium of Therapeutic Communities
Geethika Jayatilaka, chief executive, Chance UK
James Kenrick, chief executive, Youth Access
Ian Langley, secretary, Association of YOT Managers
Thomas Lawson, chief executive, Leap Confronting Conflict
Dan Rochester, senior youth work co-ordinator, Kinetic Youth
Karen Scanlon, programme manager, New Philanthropy Capital
Enver Solomon, chief executive, Just for Kids Law
Jacky Tiotto, director of children's services, London Borough of Bexley

BOOK YOUR PLACE

The Children & Young People Now Awards ceremony takes place on the evening of 21 November 2018 at the Hurlingham Club in Ranelagh Gardens, Fulham, London SW6 3PR. To book your tickets, go to www.cypnowawards.com, call Sam Dewey on 020 7501 6782 or email her on sam.dewey@markallengroup.com

SPONSOR A CATEGORY

If you would like to enquire about sponsoring a category, contact George Hogg on 020 7501 6699 or email him on george.hogg@markallengroup.com

 

 

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