25th November 2021

The Shortlist

Congratulations to our 2021 finalists!

Children and Young People's Champion

Sponsored by Phoenix Learning & Care

Jemma Cooke - The Haven Wolverhampton

Sarah Woodcock - The Kids Network


Emily Aklan, Serenity Welfare

Mental Health and Wellbeing Award

Fast Forward - Scottish Gambling Education Hub

We Are With You- Mind and Body Programme

The Haven Wolverhampton- Virtual Reality Project

Response - Mental Wealth Academy

Burnley FC in the Community - Schools Mental Wellbeing Project

Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) - Mentoring For Life

Invictus Wellbeing - The BREW Project

The Children’s Society - Safe Zones

Wilderness Foundation – TurnAround

Khulisa - Face It

Lincolnshire County Council & Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust - Future4Me Health Team

PSHE Education Award

TCES - LIFE Programme

Urmston Grammar School - Black & British

Public Sector Children's Team Award

London Borough Waltham Forest Corporate Parenting Team

London Borough of Ealing Building My Future Programme (BMF)

Kent & Medway Adolescent Self-Harm Project

Barnsley Children's Speech and Language Therapy

The Advice and Guidance Award

Peace Child International - Work the Change Digital

University of Nottingham and Small Steps Big Changes - Stay One Step Ahead (SOSA) home safety programme

The Arts and Culture Award

Portsmouth Music Hub - Sound Minds – Portsmouth

In Harmony Opera North

The Children and Young People's Charity Award

Urban Synergy


Sen Talk CIC

Cedar Foundation


LifeLine Projects


The Change Foundation

West London Zone

Auditory Verbal UK

The Children in Care Award

Sponsored by Halliwell Homes

Empowerment- Blackpool Children and Young Person's Advocacy

The Children’s Society

London Borough of Waltham Forest - Language that Cares

Dorset Children in Care Council - The Importance of Pets

The Children's Achievement Award

Dinah Mandel

Dmitrijs Meiksans
Zaynab (ZeZe) Sohawon

Peter Weston

The Early Intervention Award

We Are With You- Mind and Body Programme

Ormiston Families - Breaking Barriers

Westminster City Council - Westminster Early Help Project

Warrington Borough Council - Early Help Restore Programme

Catch 22 - Inclusion22

London Borough of Ealing - Building My Future Programme (BMF)

Manchester Youth Zone - Junior Choices

The Early Years Award

Ormiston Families – Small Steps Together

Wirral Borough Council - Early Childhood Services (ECS)

Spurgeons Children's Charity - Wiltshire Family Support and Early Years’ Service Initiative

Northumberland County Council - Northumberland Early Years School Readiness Passport

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – Children’s Centres

Derby City Children's Centre's- Virtual Speech and Language Support

The Family Justice Award

Parenting Apart Programme (PAP)

Cafcass - Family Justice Young People’s Board (FJYPB)

The Family Support Award

Leeds City Council Children & Families - Rainbow House residential home

Ormiston Families – Small Steps Together

Ormiston Families – Breaking Barriers

Bright Futures - Young Mums and Mums To Be Programme

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service - Healthier Lifestyles for Families

Action for Children - Parent Talk

Spurgeons Children's Charity - HMP Swaleside, Standford Hill and Elmley (The Sheppey Cluster).

The Learning Award

Halow project- Building Futures Programme

Youth Connect South West - Learning 4 Work

Znaniye Foundation - Ealing Borough Free Online Summer School

The Leaving Care Award

The Rees Foundation - Ask Jan

Care Leaver Local Offer Website

St Christopher's Fellowship - The Start Project

Catch22 & The Children's Society - Bright Light

Change Grow Live- Youth Promise Plus

NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service) Cymru - ‘Listen if You Care' campaign

The Partnership Working Award

Wigan Boys & Girls Club - Wigan Youth Zone

Barnardo’s - See Hear Respond Partnership

Leicester City Council - Leicestershire Partnership Trust Youth Advisory Board

Birmingham Young Researchers - Your Voice, Your City, Your Future

Small Steps Big Changes (SSBC) and Read On Nottingham Local Hub of the National Literacy Trust.

The Trust for Developing Communities - Brighton Streets

The Play Award

Cedar Foundation Youth Matters Northern Outcomes Cookstown Project

Shiremoor Adventure Playground 

Sen Talk CIC Children's Projects

Team Oasis - Fun Adventure and Play

The Recruitment and Professional Development Award

National Youth Agency - Routes to Success Programme

Khulisa - Trauma Informed Training

The Safeguarding Award

Sponsored by Thirtyone:eight

Medway Task Force - Safety in Action 2021

NSPCC Speak out. Stay safe. online programme

Norfolk County Council’s Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS)

The Young Carers Award

Norfolk County Council - Heroes at Home

MYTIME Young Carers

Aik Saath - Slough Young Carers Pandemic Response

Kool Carers South East Ltd in partnership with Essex Youth Service

The Youth Justice Award

Career Connect Youth Justice Service Prevention, Retention and NEET Engagement project

Spurgeons Children's Charity - Boys2Men Project

The Skill Mill

Leicestershire Cares - The Unlocking Potential (UP) Project

The Youth Relationship Award

Sponsored by Fastn

Action for Children - Airplay Youth Support

Family Rights Group – Lifelong Links

StreetGames - Social Prescribing Youth Network (SPYN)

Dorset Children in Care Council - The Importance of Pets

The Youth Volunteering and Social Action Award

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council; Youth Cabinet and Creative Youth Voice

Aik Saath - Vaccination Squad

NCS Trust - Gateshead Uniform Donation Project

Help Us Move On - No Limits

Investing in Children - COVID 19 Summer Packs project

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) - #iwill project

The Youth Work Award

Sponsored by National Youth Agency

Cedar Foundation Youth Matters Service Achieving Change Together- Unleashing Potential (ACT-UP!)

Redthread's Youth Violence Intervention Programme (YVIP)

TAG Youth Club for Disabled Young People

Osmani Trust Second Chance Programme

The Trust for Developing Communities - Brighton Streets

Inspire - Youth Work in Hospital Team

The Hideaway Youth Project