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Celebration of Achievement Awards 2023


Achieving for Children's biggest night of the year!

5 to 25 years, Twickenham Stadium, TW2 7BA, Friday 27 October 

Recognising, encouraging and rewarding our achievements

The AfC annual Celebration of Achievement Awards event brings together the most amazing group of children, young people and professionals. We will celebrate the extraordinary achievements across key areas and recognise the outstanding achievements that have been made by everyone, whether this is achieving excellent exam results, making a contribution to the community, doing well in sport, or making personal progress by improving their own development, self-esteem or sense of wellbeing.

The awards will be presented on Friday 27 October for older children and care leavers, and everyone will receive a golden certifcate highlighting one of their best achievements of the past year.

In addition there will be a number of special categories where children, young people and professionals can be nominated for a special award. These will be judged by senior managers and Children in Care Council members.

Categories for awards    

Social workers, personal advisors, foster carers, children and young People can now submit their nominations. At the end of the eligibility period (Friday 1 September 2023) the Star Awards will then be voted by the AfC Celebration of Achievement Judging Panel to determine the winners from the shortlisted nominees. 

Children and young people 5-25

  • Positive Contribution - Young people who have given their time and effort to make a positive contribution to others, at school, in their homes or in the community
  • Positive Change and Enthusiasm - Young people who have made a conscious e"orts to make positive change in their lives
  • Inspirational Role Model - Young people who are leaders of tomorrow
  • Young Person of the Year - Celebrates a young person who despite facing challenges has succeeded against the odds on their journey through care
  • Children in Care Council Award
  • Exceptional Achievement in Education and Training - Young people who have achieved academically, worked hard or demonstrated improvements in their academic results despite facing challenges
  • Exceptional Achievement in Work and Employment - Young people who have achieved in the workplace, worked hard and demonstrated personal success
  • Personal Development - Young people who have shown improvement in their own personal development and independent skills during the past 12 months
  • Excellence in Activity - Young people who have undertaken activities, such as sports, music, art and dance with excellence, commitment and passion
  • Excellence in Perseverance - Young people who have continued to achieve despite difficulties, failure and opposition 

Little Stars 5-10

These awards are to celebrate and encourage our younger children. Simply email Chris McPhee with their name, age and reason for nomination 


  • Foster carer of the year
  • Social worker of the year
  • Personal advisor of the year
  • Professional of the year

(This can include any person who has supported you this year. Examples could include Outreach Worker, Residential Worker or Contact Worker.)

How to nominate

For all the categories simply email the information below to Chris McPhee:

  • Name of person 
  • Age (for children and young people only) 
  • Category 
  • Reason for nomination (this information will not be shared on the night of the awards)

Date, venue and timings

Awards for 5 to 25 years 

  • Friday 27 October 2022
  • 6.00-8.00pm
  • Twickenham Stadium, The Live Room, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham TW2 7BA

Book your tickets today

You can book your tickets today using the link below or email We are encouraging all children and young people to attend with their carers, friends and family, along with social workers, personal advisors, outreach workers and placements.

Book ticket here for the 5-25 year old awards


If you have any questions, please email our lead participation officer for this event: