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Staff at an Alexandria chil­dren’s home are cel­e­brat­ing af­ter win­ning a pres­ti­gious na­tional award for their valu­able ser­vice and sup­port to young peo­ple in West Dun­bar­ton­shire.

The Burn­side Chil­dren’s Home was de­lighted to be picked as the Scot­tish In­sti­tute for Res­i­den­tial Child Care (SIRCC) Res­i­den­tial Child Care Team of the Year, which recog­nises ex­cep­tional prac­tice in staff who are com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing the lives of chil­dren in res­i­den­tial care.

Judges were im­pressed with the staff’s com­mit­ment to the young peo­ple in their care and their ded­i­ca­tion to treat the chil­dren with re­spect and keep them safe.

Lily Den­nett, who lives at the home and was one of a num­ber of young peo­ple to nom­i­nate their home and the car­ing staff for the award, said: “I wanted my work­ers to win be­cause they are very car­ing and al­ways make sure that we are OK.

“They treat ev­ery in­di­vid­ual with re­spect and make our house a lovely place to live. “The staff are all trust­wor­thy and if I have any prob­lems I know that they will do ev­ery­thing they can to fix it.

“I feel loved by the staff, even though we don’t al­ways get on I know they will al­ways care.”

Coun­cil­lor Gail Casey, con­vener of WD CHCP said: “There is no bet­ter en­dorse­ment than from some­one who uses the ser­vice.

“I am de­lighted the staff are be­ing recog­nised for their ex­cel­lent ser­vices they pro­vide to looked af­ter chil­dren in West Dun­bar­ton­shire.

“This is tes­ta­ment to their hard work and com­mit­ment to the young peo­ple in their care and who they are help­ing to be­come re­spon­si­ble cit­i­zens.

“I would like to con­grat­u­late every­one at Burn­side Home on re­ceiv­ing this na­tional award.”

Valu­able ser­vice Staff of Burn­side Chil­dren’s Home who won a pres­ti­gious na­tional award for their care of young peo­ple in West Dun­bar­ton­shire

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