Call for nominations - Lancashire's PROUD awards
Inspiring children and young people from Lancashire can now be nominated to receive a recognition award.
PROUD will recognise the successes and contributions made by children and young people who are currently being looked after, or have previously been looked after.
Achievements in their own lives and helping others will be recognised by the PROUD awards.
Nominations are now open and will close at noon on Friday 18 January 2019.
Any child or young person up to 25, who is currently looked after or has been previously, can be nominated for an award either individually or as part of a group. A young person can be nominated by someone who worked with them up to 12 months ago - the person making the nomination doesn't necessarily have to be working with them currently.
Nominations can be made in the following five award categories:
- Positive choices and achievements
- Responding to the needs of others
- Outstanding service to the community
- UR talented
- Danny Collins inspiration award
Young people are able to nominate staff and volunteers who have made a difference to their lives in the PROUD+ category of the awards. More information for young people is on the youthzone website.
People can find out more about the categories and nominate online via the PROUD web pages.
County Councillor Susie Charles, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools, said: "Many children and young people face significant difficulties in their lives which they need to try to overcome. These difficulties can often be very challenging for them.
"If you know a child or young person who you think deserves special recognition, this is your chance to reward them by nominating them for an award.
"Whatever the achievement, whether it's caring for someone, helping out in the community, overcoming personal hardship, volunteering, sporting or artistic talent, or showing outstanding spirit, please make sure you tell us about it. No achievement is too small to be considered."
Everyone who is nominated will receive a congratulatory letter and a certificate of recognition.
Any young person who needs help to write their nomination form can speak to a carer or personal advisor, or email PROUDrecognition@lancashire.gov.uk.
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