The shortlist for the 2018 Scottish Social Services Awards is now available.

The awards attracted over 100 applications nationwide representing a diverse mix of social services that have made a positive difference to people’s lives.

This year’s special policy focus award recognises those who play a crucial role in Children’s Services and will be judged by a panel of young people who use, or have accessed, these important services.

Introduced last year, the Scottish Social Services Awards aim to cut across boundaries, celebrate excellence and bring one of the country’s largest sectors, with almost 200,000 workers, together.

Building on the success of the 2017 awards, it features the same distinct categories designed to acknowledge innovation, joined up thinking and recognise people and organisations which help vulnerable people.

Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Maree Todd, said:

“These awards are an excellent way to recognise and celebrate the invaluable work carried out across Scottish social services.  It is an impressive list of finalists, which represent the diverse mix of people and projects that go the extra mile to support vulnerable people in our society.”

All shortlisted entrants are invited to attend a special afternoon tea awards ceremony hosted by the Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Maree Todd, and Young Scot winner, Chelsea Cameron, at the Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh on 6 June 2018 where the winners will be announced.

View the full shortlist