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Awards for Excellence in Care

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Credo Care established the BeaumontGrainger Award in 2006 to recognise excellence in foster care for children with disabilities and/or complex medical needs.

The award is given in memory and appreciation of two of our original foster carers, Carol Beaumont and Tony Grainger, who contributed greatly towards the development of our unique service.

In addition to regional Foster Carers of the Year, awards are also distributed in the following categories:

  • Support Worker of the Year (Regional)
  • Credo Care Employee of the Year
  • External Professional of the Year; presented to a care professional independent of the organisation who has shown the highest level of care and commitment to children placed with us
  • Long Service Awards for 5 years, 10 years and 15 years of service

 

View past winners: 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010; 2008/9; 2007; 2006.

 


2018 Winners

Foster Carers of the Year:
  • Emma and Jon Hall – East
  • Jacqui Bryan and Lee Anderton – Midlands
  • Stewart O'Donnell South – South 
Support Worker of the Year:
  • Teri Page – East
  • Caroline Askoul – Midlands
  • Jo Jedrek – South 
External Professional of the Year:
  • Helen Humphrey, Clinical Nurse Specialist – East
  • Christina Darbyshire-Jones, Local Authority Social Worker – Midlands
  • Claire Osborn, Independent Social Worker – South 
Staff Member of the Year:
  • Tyler Oiller, Regional Administrator (South)
15 Years of Service (Foster Carers):
  • Christine and Stephen Hopkins
10 Years of Service (Foster Carers):
  • Julie and Robin Nixon
  • Stewart O'Donnell
  • Tazbila Shafi and Mohammad Tayyab
10 Years of Service (Staff):
  • Sarah Collier, Supervising Social Worker
5 Years of Service (Foster Carers):
  • Nicola Dark
  • Lianne Ketley
5 Years of Service (Support Workers):
  • Annette Sibbons
  • Tina Richards

 


2017 Winners

Foster Carers of the Year:
  • Carl Hall and Sarah Taylor – Midlands
  • Sue Buckley – South 
Support Worker of the Year:
  • Kelly Webb – Midlands
  • Karen Jarvis – South 
External Professional of the Year:
  • Dr. Martin Samuels, Consultant Paediatrician – Midlands
  • Dr. Dionysios Grigoratos, Consultant Paediatrician – South 
Staff Member of the Year:
  • Sophie McDowell, Learning Coordinator
15 Years of Service (Foster Carers):
  • David Upjohn and Andrew Daniels
10 Years of Service (Foster Carers):
  • Serena and Doug Nolan
10 Years of Service (Support Workers):
  • Natalie Vickers
5 Years of Service (Foster Carers):
  • Lea and Andy Neaves
  • Margot and Steve Vince 
5 Years of Service (Support Workers):
  • Lauren Ketley
  • Susie Goodbody
  • Naomi Nixon
  • Jo Jedrek
  • James Shaw
  • Heidi Fearnall

 


2016 Winners

Foster Carers of the Year:
  • Wendy and James Shanley – Midlands
  • Anthony and Janine Goodsell – South 
Support Worker of the Year:
  • Martin Fox – Midlands
  • Lianne Ketley – South 
External Professional of the Year:
  • Sharon Pennell, Independent Social Worker – Midlands
  • Nicki Thiemicke, Paediatric Outreach Practitioner – South 
Staff Member of the Year:
  • Kate Green, Office Manager (Midlands)
10 Years of Service (Foster Carers): 
  • Sue Ketley
10 Years of Service (Support Workers):
  • Caroline Askoul
5 Years of Service (Foster Carers):
  • Andrea Coat and Martin Reppington
  • Gerri McDermottroe and Brian Donlan 

 


2015 Winners

Foster Carers of the Year:
  • Sarah and Jamie Reed – Midlands
  • Chris and Steve Hopkins – South 
Support Worker of the Year:
  • Heidi Fearnall – Midlands
  • Tina Richards – South 
External Professional Worker of the Year:
  • Paul Brett – Midlands
  • Carly Beadle – South 
Staff Member of the Year:
  • Carolyn Morton, Finance Administrator
10 Years of Service (Foster Carers):
  • Emma Tonge and Scott Dumigan
  • Michael and Julia Beck
  • Sally Wood and Ken Large
5 Years of Service (Foster Carers):
  • Angie and Elaine Hill
  • Andrea and Desmond Parkinson
  • Dot and David Brownlie
  • Julie and Robin Nixon
  • Kim and Clive Haffenden
  • Leah Stewart
  • Serena and Doug Nolan
  • Stewart O'Donnell
  • Sue Ketley
  • Herbie and Becky Billingham
  • Jon and Di Charlton
  • Lee Anderton and Jacqui Bryan
  • Mohammed and Tazbila Shafi
  • Pete and Jo Stevens

 


2014 Winners

Foster Carers of the Year:
  • John and Di Charlton – Midlands
  • Nicola Dark – South 
    • ​With commendation and recognition for Lea Cork
Support Worker of the Year:
  • Dennis Simmons – Midlands
  • Mary Mann – South 
External Professional of the Year:
  • Charlotte Pittaway – Midlands
  • Clare Minchin – South 
Staff Member of the Year:
  • Lorna Miller, PA to Head of Operations

 


2013 Winners

Foster Carers of the Year:
  • Herbie and Becky Billingham – Midlands
  • Dot and David Brownlie – South 
Support Worker of the Year:
  • Julie Chaterley – Midlands
  • Caroline Askoul – South 
External Professional of the Year:
  • Sally Hutton – Midlands
  • Anita Perkins – South 
Staff Members of the Year:
  • Sarah Collier, Supervising Social Worker (South)
  • Karen Karpuz, Placements Support Worker

 


2012 Winners

Foster Carers of the Year:
  • John and Elaine Mugleston – Midlands
  • Julie and Robin Nixon – South 
External Professional of the Year:
  • Ali Harison – Midlands
  • Debbie Kibbler – South 
Staff Member of the Year:
  • Lisa Watson-Howland, Senior Practitioner (South)

 


2011 Winners

Foster Carers of the Year:
  • Jane Lee – Midlands
  • Emma Tonge and Scott Dumigan – South 
External Professional of the Year:
  • Berni Stringer
Staff Member of the Year:
  • Rachael Gosbee, Administration Team Leader

 


2010 Winners

Foster Carers of the Year:
  • Tazbila Shafi and Mohammed Tayyab
External Professional of the Year:
  • Prabha Shetty
Staff Member of the Year:
  • Roy Hipkiss, Director of Care and Business Development

 


2008/9 Winners

Foster Carers of the Year:
  • Sally Wood
External Professional of the Year:
  • Chris Fagan
Staff Member of the Year:
  • Vickijo Walker, Team Clerk

 


2007 Winners

Foster Carers of the Year:
  • Donna Goudie
External Professional of the Year:
  • Jane Sedgwick
  • Sarah Davies

 


2006 Inaugural Award Winners

Foster Carers of the Year:
  • David Upjohn and Andrew Daniels
External Professional of the Year:
  • Belinda Lockett
Staff Member of the Year:
  • Linda Kingsman, Support Work Coordinator

 

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Credo Care was established in 2000 as the UK's first independent fostering agency specialising in the care of children with disabilities, complex medical needs and learning difficulties.

Our goals are to raise the standards of disability care for children, reduce the financial burden of long-term residential and hospice care on local authorities and to ensure that becoming a foster parent is a positive and rewarding experience for all of our carers.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

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