Staf’s very own honours system is our way of recognising outstanding work and passion for the sector. Honorary members are colleagues who have shown their commitment to the values of Staying Put, and putting young people’s voices at the centre of their care. They help us steer the organisation in the right direction, and their views and advice are sought on subjects close to members’ hearts.
The award is especially valued since young people and professionals come together to make the nominations.
“Being an honorary member of Staf has enabled me to continue to work positively with colleagues towards improving the life chances for care-experienced young people in Scotland.” (Mike Rodden, Honorary Member)
“It was a huge honour to be given the award and to receive that level of recognition from colleagues. I was overwhelmed, but also
felt a bit of a fraud as I was only doing my job! I have a real passion about working with care-experienced young people and advocating on their behalf. Receiving the award has made me even more focused on pushing the agenda for improving outcomes for young people and has given me national backing in arguing for that with other agencies.” (Jean Cullen, North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership)
Do you know someone who has made a significant difference to a young person’s life? Someone who through their work and collaboration with partners has improved the lives of care leavers? Nominate them for Honorary membership!
The benefits of Honorary Membership include:
- Invitations to Staf’s events including our Managers’ Forums, Practitioners’ Gatherings and Summer Conference.
- The opportunity to contribute to Staf’s work and policies.
- Certificate of Honorary Membership.
- Formal recognition of their contributions.
If you would like to find out more about Honorary Membership or the nomination process, please contact us on 0141 465 7511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for nominations is 4pm on Friday 21st April 2017. Links to the nomination form and the eligibility criteria can be found below.
- Honorary membership is awarded to individuals and colleagues in recognition of the significant contribution they have made to the advancement of looked after young people and care leavers.
- Generally, only one individual may receive this award annually (January to December). In exceptional circumstances more than one award may be made.
- Nominations can only be made by organisations that are members of Staf and should be accompanied by the endorsement of one young person/care leaver.
- Nominees must have been, or are still, an employee of a membership organisation of Staf.
- An individual cannot nominate her/himself.
- Honorary membership shall be considered and awarded by the Staf Board and CEO.
- If awarded, Staf shall contact the awardee to inform her/him and to confirm if the awardee will accept the Honorary membership as per the current published Terms and Conditions of Honorary Membership.