A SOCIAL worker that helped a Burton couple fulfil their dreams of becoming parents has been nominated for a top award.
Lyndsey Hunt, who works for Staffordshire County Council, has been shortlisted for social work of the year as part of the National Adoption Week Awards.
Her work in helping a couple from the town adopt a brother and sister earlier this year has seen her put forward as one of the best social workers in the country.
Shan Nicholas, British Association for Adoption & Fostering interim chief executive, said: “The awards are a great opportunity to recognise all the fantastic work being carried out by adoption social workers and their agencies throughout the UK and to thank everyone who supports adoption and BAAF.”
The winners will be announced, at a special awards ceremony on Thursday, November 5 to be held during National Adoption Week.
The Children’s Minister Edward Timpson will be the charity’s special guest and broadcaster and BAAF Patron Nicky Campbell will be hosting the evening.
More information is available online at www.nationaladoptionweek.org.uk
Ms Hunt played a vital role in helping Jason and James welcomed two young children into their home.
A same-sex male couple in their 40s, the pair spent three years thinking about how adoption would affect both their lives and, more importantly, those of the children they might adopt, before deciding to find out more.
Jason said: “The support was excellent and the whole process was far quicker than we’d been led to believe.”
The couple approached Staffordshire County Council’s adoption service and were allocated a social worker, Lyndsey Hunt.
Her role was to guide the pair through the in-depth assessment process.
Jason said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to Lyndsey, who helped us through the process and made our dream come true.”