Sponsor DCPFS Emma White with Head, Heart & Hands Finalists
The Department for Child Protection and Family Support supports the Western Australian Social Worker of the Year Awards in recognition that:
– Concern for the wellbeing of children, youth and families has been a core element of social work practice since the development of Social Work as a profession.
– West Australian Social Workers promote child wellbeing and assess and respond to the needs of children and families in a wide variety of practice contexts.
The Department for Child Protection and Family Support is one of the largest employers of Social Workers in the State. The inaugural winner of the Award in 2009, Rosalie Dwyer, worked for the Department in remote communities in the central desert region. Felicity Creagh, 2011 winner, and Michelle Charlton, 2012 winner, also work for the Department for Child Protection and Famiy Support. The Department is one of the Award’s founding sponsors.