15. Exceptional Newcomer Award

This award is for anyone who is new to work in the social care sector. The individual will have been working in the sector for only 12 months when nomination is submitted. He or she will have demonstrated outstanding development during the period of induction and built on this during the early months in their workplace. They will have demonstrated a sound value base and good interpersonal skills and will work to the principles of good practice outlined in the SCW Codes of Professional Practice for Social Care Workers.

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