Top award for team
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