Fostering Excellence Awards 2020 Nomination Form

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Make sure you complete your nomination(s) soon! Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 5 June 2020. Nominations submitted after this time will not be considered.

Read about the award categories here.

Eligibility

Please ensure that the people you nominate are able and willing to accept the award publicly and to be photographed and appear in the media.

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.

You can nominate couples who foster together and sibling groups in one nomination.

You can submit more than one nomination.

Please note that nominations made by or for staff, trustees, the president or vice-president of The Fostering Network and their families will not be considered. Nominations made for someone soley because of their work with The Fostering Network will also not be considered, however if they are nominated for reasons unrelated to their work with us, their nomination will 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 eligible nominations of the Outstanding Contribution by a Foster Carer Award.

The information you provide in this form will be shared with the awards administrators and shortlisting and judging panels. This information 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 of an award, you will be contacted by July 2020 and we will give you the opportunity to tell the person you nominated that they have been selected as a winner. If the person you nominate is shortlisted for an award, you will be contacted by August 2020 and provided with a certificate to present to them in recognition of their achievement.

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 recieve, we are unable to inform 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 2020 will take place in London on Monday 19 October 2020. Winners will be invited to attend. Nominees who are shortlisted will not be invited to attend the ceremony.

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 *.

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.

If you are having problems with submitting your nomination or are unable to complete this form, please call 07795 055843.

Your information

If you are under 18, please provide an email address for your parent, carer or social worker (with their permission).
If you are under 18, please provide a phone number for your parent, carer or social worker (with their permission).
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 the person you are nominating is under 18, we do not require their email address but please provide an email address for their parent, carer or social worker instead (with their permission). We will not require a fostering service for nominees of the Outstanding Achievement or Outstanding Achievement in Education Award, please just put n/a in the relevant field. If nominating for the Outstanding Contribution by Sons and Daughters Award, please provide the fostering service of the nominee's/nominees' parent (with their permission).

If the person you are nominating is under 18, please provide an email address for their parent, carer or social worker (with their permission).
If you are nominating for the Outstanding Achievement or Outstanding Achievement in Education Award, please put n/a. If you are nominating for the Outstanding Contribution by Sons and Daughters Award, please provide the fostering service of the nominee's/nominees' parent (with their permission).
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 or in foster care, 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!