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Nugent treading the golden path

Following on from our recent Outstanding Ofsted rating at Marydale Lodge, Nugent has now won two awards at the National Children & Young People Awards

Three Nugent colleagues and one Nugent home were finalists in the prestigious National Children & Young People Awards ceremony, held on 22 October.

The event, a night of glitz and glamour at the ICC Birmingham, hosted people from across the sector, and Nugent faced tough competition in all categories.

The unique awards celebrate excellence in care for children, young people and families, showcase innovation and best practice in this area.

They also pay tribute to those individuals or organisations who excel in quality care provision.

Meet our Winners:


Jo Lloyd, Registered Manager at Nugent Adoption

The Fostering & Adoption Award

Despite only being with Nugent for just over five months, the vital work Jo and her team do on a day-to-day basis is not going unnoticed.

“I’m really proud to be leading a team that is dedicated to providing a really bespoke service to our families. This award acknowledges the hard work that goes on behind the scenes, sometimes over many years, in supporting our Nugent community of adopters and children.”


Dr Kate Herod, Head of Secure Children’s Services and Registered Manager at Marydale Lodge

The Children’s Home Manager Award

Dr Kate has overseen tremendous rejuvenation and success at the Marydale facility, including an excellent Oftsed inspection recently.

This has been a point of immense pride for everyone at the charity, including CEO Normandie Wragg, who said:

“This was a whole organisation achievement from the staff and teams within the home to all of the business support staff and teams who diligently support the service so that they, in turn, can ensure the best for the children in our care. Our Governance Framework: a Culture of Excellence, is a very helpful tool in achieving these results. On behalf of the Trustees and the executive, I would like to thank all who were involved in achieving this wonderful outcome for Marydale and for Nugent.”


Suzanne Murray, Registered Manager for Marian House was also nominated for the Children’s Home Team Award (North) and Jo Henney, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Governance Officer received a nomination for the Newcomer Award.


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