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Caring in Welsh award 2024

Find out more about the award that celebrates those who provide care through the medium of Welsh and how to nominate a worker.

What is the Caring in Welsh award?

The Caring in Welsh Award is an annual award that recognises, celebrates and shares the work of those who’ve made a real difference to people’s lives by providing care and support through the medium of Welsh.

The award recognises the work of people working in social care and childcare, play and early years from across the public, private, voluntary and co-operative sectors in Wales.

We’re now welcoming nominations for the 2024 award.

The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Monday, 24 June 2024.

Who can be nominated?

Any paid social care or childcare, play or early years workers who provide care and support through the medium of Welsh.

For instance, they could be working in a care home, a nursery or be a home care worker.

They can have any level of Welsh – fluent, some or learner. The important thing is that they use Welsh in their work with the people they care for.

Our judges will be looking for workers who make a positive difference to people’s lives through their use of Welsh.

How to nominate a worker

To nominate a worker, all you have to do is:

  • read the guide, entry rules and terms and conditions below
  • fill out the nomination form
  • submit the form before 5pm, on Monday 24 June 2024.

The judging

A small judging panel will go through the nominations and decide a shortlist.

We’ll let you and the person you’ve nominated know if they’ve been chosen as one of our finalists.

We’ll then invite members of the public to vote for a winner from among our finalists via social media and our website.

Announcing the winner

The winner will be announced at an event at the National Eisteddfod in Pontypridd, from 12.30pm on Tuesday, 6 August 2024.

The entry rules

The entry rules are:

General

  • Entry is free
  • The Caring in Welsh award is open to any paid worker who works in social care or childcare, play and early years
  • All those nominated must provide some care and support through the medium of Welsh
  • The work you talk about in the nomination form must have taken place since November 2022
  • You can’t nominate someone you’re closely related to – for example, you can’t nominate your wife, husband, son or daughter – or someone you’re in a personal relationship with
  • We won’t accept nominations for more than two members of staff from the same workplace or organisation
  • The nominees must work to the standards of behaviour and practice that are described in the Code of Professional Practice for Social Care
  • We won’t accept any nominations after the closing date and time 5pm on Monday, 24 June 2024

Your nomination

  • You must answer every question on the nomination form
  • You must stick to the word limit – the judges won’t look at any nominations that go over the word limit
  • The judges will only look at the information included on the nomination form and won’t look at extra material, such as photos or videos
  • You must give us contact details for you and the person you’re nominating
  • You must make sure you have permission from the person you’re nominating to nominate them before submitting the form
  • If the person you nominated is shortlisted, we'll use the information you give us in the nomination form to promote the Caring in Welsh award and their nomination
  • We can’t return your nomination from

Terms and conditions

You should make sure you and the person you’re nominating have read and understood the terms and conditions before you send us your nomination:

Publicity

You and the person you’re nominating must agree that we can use the information in your nomination form to:

  • promote and publicise the Caring in Welsh award including press releases, social media posts and online articles
  • share notable practice and help others learn in the social care and childcare, play and early years sectors.

All the finalists could receive publicity in the media in Wales.

Judging

Our judging panel will choose the winners and finalists. There will only be one winner.

The members of the judging panel mustn’t have any connection to the workers nominated for the Caring in Welsh award.

The judges’ decision will be final and we won’t enter into correspondence about their decision.

The award ceremony

We’ll award a trophy to the winner and a certificate to all the finalists. There’ll be no cash awards or equivalent.

All the finalists will be invited to attend the Caring in Welsh award ceremony at the National Eisteddfod in Pontypridd on Tuesday, 6 August 2024. If a finalist can’t attend the ceremony, they’ll need to let us know beforehand and tell us who’ll accept the award or certificate on their behalf.

If we find out a finalist or their nominator has broken the rules – before or after the award is presented – the judges may disqualify the worker. If this happens, the trophy and/or certificate must be sent back to us right away.

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First published: 7 June 2023
Last updated: 10 June 2024
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