A principal social worker at Bromley Council has won the first ever leadership award at the national Frontline Awards.

Charmaine Malcolm, Bromley Council’s principal children’s social worker, was presented with the charity’s inaugural leadership award in recognition of her work for Bromley to create a culture that not only delivers the stability and care that families and children require, but also combines the council’s principles with its working practices to help the best and brightest develop as first-class social workers.

Marking the tenth anniversary of Frontline, the awards ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate the hard work, leadership, and innovation that social workers across England have delivered in support of children and families, and to celebrate the incredible work that so many social workers are doing year-in year-out.

Councillor Kate Lymer, Deputy Leader and Executive Councillor for Children, Education and Families said, “We are immensely proud of Charmaine and delighted to see her recognised for having an enormous impact on the world of social work. Charmaine’s day-to-day dedication and innovation has helped to guide children and families in Bromley towards brighter futures, through her dedication to continuous development for Bromley’s social work staff. She epitomises the enormous commitment shown by our hard-working social care teams to help those children and families that really need our support.”

Bromley Council’s commitment to supporting Bromley’s children and families, and the empowerment of social workers is delivered by staff like Charmaine who consistently embody the council’s robust caring principles in their day-to-day work.


Published: 22nd May 2023