We recognise the most important influence in a child’s life is family. Children who grow up with safe, stable and nurturing relationships form stronger friendships, develop greater resilience, achieve more in school and are more likely to build positive relationships throughout their lives.
We are child focussed in our intent but recognise that the most effective way to help and protect children is to work alongside the whole family. Therefore strengthening families is central to our aims as we know that families have greater capacity for change when we work with them as partners. This is part of an evidence based approach known asRestorative Practice.
We aim to embed a culture across our workforce where dignity and respect is the basis for our interventions. Every member of staff will understand the principles of Restorative Practice and its ethos will underpin all of our work and align to the borough vision of ‘Forging a Future for all’.
Dudley Council is once again looking to recognise people who work tirelessly in the community and we are calling on people from across the borough to put forward nominations. We want you to tell us about the people in your community who achieve great things, or go above and beyond what is expected of them to make things happen, so that we can celebrate their achievements
The categories in full are:
The Duncan Edwards award for sport
The Frank Foley award for community spirit
The Thomas Attwood award for education
The Cedric Hardwicke award for art
The William Shenstone award for environment
The Mike Holder award for business
Is there a person or group who you feel deserves one of these titles? This could be someone who has made an outstanding contribution to their community or local environment or who has set an inspiring example to others through their effort and determination. It can be a colleague, family member or friend, someone you have nominated in a previous year or someone new.
Should you know someone who fits this description, I hope you will put them forward for one of the civic awards. You can nominate online at www.mayorofdudley.org.uk/civicawards and the closing date is Monday 5 March.