Social Work Awards 2015


Congratulations to Marie Claire Quinn, Social Worker in Mental Health Services who won the Newly Qualified Social Worker Award at the recent Social Work Award ceremony held in Belfast City Hall.

The award is presented to the Newly Qualified Social Worker who provides an excellent service that makes a difference to the lives of the individuals and families they work with.


Congratulations also to the Trust staff who were finalists at the Award Ceremony, Geraldine internetLMP_0291marie_claire_quinn.jpgO'Hanan, Children’s Disability Services, finalist in the Children’s Services Individual Award and Jim Gray, Mental Health Services, finalist in the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The event was a fantastic showcase, recognising and celebrating excellence in Social Work.


About the Awards

The Awards are led by the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) to recognise and reward the efforts of social workers and highlight the positive impact of the profession on individuals, families and communities in Northern Ireland.

With over 5,000 social workers currently practicing in Northern Ireland, 90 social work teams and individuals were nominated for the awards and 24 shortlisted as finalists. Fionnuala McAndrew, Director of Social Care and Children at the Health and Social Care Board congratulated the award winners; “I am privileged to work with so many talented and hard working social work professionals who go beyond the call of duty to make a difference to the lives of adults, young people and children in our communities right across Northern Ireland. Well done to all of you awarded here today!”