Fostering Excellence Awards 2019 Nomination Form

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Nominations close at midnight on Friday 7 June 2019. Nominations submitted after this time will not be considered. Make sure you complete your nomination(s) soon!

Eligibility

Nominees must be members of The Fostering Network to be eligible, with the exception of the awards for young people with experience of foster care. Nominees for the Outstanding Contribution by Sons and Daughters Award must be children of members of The Fostering Network.

Read about the award categories here to ensure that your nominee is eligible for the award you're putting them forward for.

You can also nominate couples who foster together and sibling groups.

You can nominate more than one person/people.

Nominations made for staff, trustees, the president or vice-president of The Fostering Network will not be considered, including nominations for family members of staff, trustees, the president or vice-president.

Nominations made for someone because of their work with The Fostering Network will not be considered, however if they are nominated for reasons unrelated to their work with us, their nomination will be considered. 

Nominations made by staff, family members of staff, trustees, the president or vice-president from The Fostering Network will not be considered. 

Further information about your nomination

The awards judges reserve the right to move a nominee into a more appropriate award category without consultation.

Up to three winners will be selected for each award, with the exception of the Jon and Kathy Broad Award, where one winner will be selected from applicable nominations of the Outstanding Contribution by a Foster Carer Award (i.e. nominations of foster carers who specialise in fostering children and young people with learning disabilities).

The information you provide in this form will be shared with the shortlisting and judging panels and will be destroyed after two years. All information is confidential, however we will also share the information you provide with the person you nominate if they request it. Excerpts from the information you provide will be used with your permission in award communications. For more information about how we look after your data, please see our privacy policy.

Successful nominations

If the person you nominate is selected as a winner or shortlisted for an award, you will be contacted by August 2019 and we will give you the opportunity to tell the person you nominated that they have been shortlisted or selected as a winner.

If we are unable to contact you within a reasonable time to inform you that the person you nominated is a winner, we will contact the winner directly to inform them that they have won. If we are unable to contact you within a reasonable time to inform you the person you nominated has been shortlisted, we will not be able to send them a certificate to recognise this.

Due to the volume of nominations, we are unfortunately unable to contact you if the person you nominated has not been shortlisted or selected as a winner. Similarly, nominees who are not shortlisted or selected as a winner will not be notified. 

Award ceremony

The award ceremony for the Fostering Excellence Awards 2019 will take place in London on Wednesday 23 October 2019.

Winners will be invited to attend with you, as the person who nominated them.

Nominees who are shortlisted will not be invited to attend the ceremony, but you will be sent a certificate to present to them in recognition of their achievement.

Nomination

Please give us as much information as possible about the person you are nominating - their nomination will be judged solely on what you say in this form. Please include specific examples of why you think your nominee deserves to win. You must complete all information marked with a *.

If you are having problems with submitting your nomination or are unable to complete this form, please call 020 7620 6407.

All nominations for the Outstanding Contribution by a Foster Carer Award will also be considered for the Jon and Kathy Broad Award if the foster carers specialise in fostering children and young people with learning disabilities.

Your information

If you are nominating a young person, please put n/a
E.g. foster carer, social worker, young person they care for, friend
You do not need to be a member of The Fostering Network to nominate but the person you are nominating should be (with the exception of nominees for Outstanding Achievement and Outstanding Achievement in Education). Nominees for the Outstanding Achievement by Sons and Daughters Award should be children of a member(s).

Nominee information

Please note: If you are nominating a young person, we do not require their email address or fostering service, please just put n/a in the relevant field.

If you are nominating a young person, please put n/a
If you are nominating a young person, please put n/a
Please only tell us the age of nominees for Outstanding Achievement, Outstanding Achievement in Education and Outstanding Contribution to Sons and Daughters Awards.
E.g. how long have you known them, how long have they been fostering, how would you describe them?
E.g. how have they gone above and beyond what was expected, what are some of the difficult challenges they have overcome, how have they made a difference to your own or others' lives?

Thank you for telling us about the person you are nominating. You're nearly done, please complete the information below and then hit submit.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Please complete the below information on behalf of the person you are nominating - if you do not know all of the information, please complete what you can. This information is not considered as part of the judging process and has no effect on their nomination. The purpose of this information is to monitor the equality and diversity of award nominations in line with our organisational commitment to equality and diversity.

Nominee ethnic background

Thank you for your nomination!