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Lichfield adoption social worker nominated for national award

A Lichfield adoption social worker has been shortlisted for a national award.

Lyndsey Hunt will battle it out with four others for the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) Social Worker of the Year title.

Lyndsey Hunt

Lyndsey Hunt

“I am very honoured and deeply touched to be nominated,” she said. ” Awards like this are a real motivator for the many hard working social workers out there.

“It’s a challenging job at times but there is a real sense of achievement when we see children placed with families who want to love and support them throughout their lives.

“Bringing up an adopted child is not easy as most of the children placed have experienced some level of trauma so we expect a lot from our adoptive families.”

Lyndsey was nominated for the award by Alexandra and Darren Alison for her dedication in helping the couple adopt two children and supporting them over the past few years.

“I had written a compliments letter after the excellent service that we had received from Lyndsey following the adoption of our first child,” said Alexandra. “Lyndsey was great and helped us through the adoption process and some challenging times following this.

“I read a tiny article asking for nominations for the BAAF award and Lyndsey naturally came to mind. I knew I had to nominate her.

“Throughout the seven years that we have known Lyndsey she has been consistently professional, reliable, and passionate about her job. I am delighted that she has been shortlisted.

“Thanks to the fabulous support from Lyndsey we now have our two gorgeous, precious daughters who have and continue to bring us such joy and rewards that are impossible to put into words.”

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on Tuesday.

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3 Comments

  1. Laurence Skermer

    4th November, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Good luck Lyndsey, you deserve this, Gillian and I remain grateful for everything you did for us.

  2. Becky Hunt

    5th November, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Go mum!!!!!!!! I can’t think of many that would deserve this more than you x

  3. Lara Knight

    14th November, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Congratulations Lyndsey, you are a lovely, warm and generous lady who fully deserves this recognition. xx