A special award, The Teddy Faure Walker Award, was presented to Services for Young People in recognition of the work of all their teams across Hertfordshire including for working closely with voluntary and community groups and other partners to “enable young people to succeed”.
The High Sheriff said: “Having worked with young people most of my life, I am attuned to seeing exemplary practice when I see it. This is why I was delighted to present this award to HCC Services for Young People. Not only as a reflection and in honour of Teddy's legacy but to recognise the foundation they are building to support our diverse young people with their future challenges."
The High Sheriff is appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to represent her in the County of Hertfordshire in matters relating to law and order, supporting the judges, police, magistrates, prison and probation services, the armed forces, emergency services and the wide range of other public and voluntary sector and community services that work towards making Hertfordshire a better place for everyone.
At his annual awards evening on the 10th March at County Hall, The High Sheriff recognised a diverse range of organisations across the county that work with young people. A key theme in his year in office has been promoting and encouraging opportunities for young people.
Following the award, The Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families Cllr Teresa Heritage said: “Congratulations and thank you to all staff and volunteers in Services for Young People for your excellent work. This award recognises your success and what you have helped young people to achieve in your work in local communities, schools and colleges and other settings through youth work, information, advice and guidance and work-related learning opportunities. I am very proud of all the great work you do, including with some of the most vulnerable young people in the county and of the important part you play in the wider work of HCC Children’s Services.”