Sally Joseph Award recognises outstanding care for looked after children

The Council and the Mayor of Camden are seeking nominations for an award, named after a dedicated and much-loved Camden colleague, to recognise an individual or team who have made an outstanding contribution to services for looked after children in the borough. 

Nominations are now open for the Sally Joseph Award, in memory of Camden Council’s long-serving Head of Service for Children’s Care Provision (Looked After Children), who sadly passed away in 2021 after working for the Council for 37 years. 

This award, which includes a £1,000 grant to further the work for which the winner has been recognised, acknowledges excellent practice within corporate parenting (how the Council and partners look after children in care). 

Nominations, which are open until 31 May, are invited for any professional, individual or group who have made an outstanding contribution to corporate parenting in Camden. 

Foster carers, local residents, Camden councillors and officers, other professionals and young people can nominate someone or a group of people for the award. 

Nominations might be for an individual or team of people, a carer, social worker, housing officer, teacher, foster carer, police officer, young inspector or young people’s advocate. Please fill in and return this form.

All nominations will be considered by a panel made up of: 

  • the Chairs of Camden’s Corporate Parenting Board
  • the Chair of the Children in Care Council
  • the Director of Children’s Safeguarding and Social Work
  • the Mayor of Camden. 
Councillor Nasim Ali OBE, the Mayor of Camden

Sally’s death in 2021 caused enormous shock and sadness among her family, friends, colleagues, foster carers and the children and young people who knew her. She had been a central part of children’s services in Camden for an amazing 37 years. 

This annual award to recognise excellent practice in how Camden children are cared for by the Council is a fitting tribute to Sally’s legacy - her passion, commitment and determination to ensure our looked after children receive the best possible care and support

Councillor Nasim Ali OBE, the Mayor of Camden

The award will be made, announced and given in June, at the annual Foster Carers Awards, by the Mayor of Camden and will include a certificate with citation, plus a £1,000 grant to further the work for which the winner has been recognised.

Please return this form by email before the closing date of 31 May 2023 to [email protected] or by post to:

The Mayor’s Office
London Borough of Camden
Crowndale Centre 
218 Eversholt Street