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Mrs Brady recognised for excellence in her field at Safety Net Awards Ceremony

Mrs Brady recognised for excellence in her field at Safety Net Awards Ceremony

Christine Brady Award


On 25 November 2015, Safety Net held an Awards Ceremony to celebrate their 20th year of supporting children and young people in Brighton & Hove.  Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) is delighted Mrs Brady, Child Protection Officer, was awarded for Best Use of Services – Referrals Award at the event. Mrs Brady plays an important role in the Academy helping to improve student’s confidence and keeping them safe and we are thrilled to see her awarded for excellence in her field.


The Awards ceremony took place at the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton, with over 130 people celebrating the special occasion.  Award winners ranged from children, young people and families through to volunteers and professionals who work in partnership with the charity.

Nikki Burke, former student, said “Christine always goes above and beyond to help students.  She creates an atmosphere that feels like a little home.  She would take me to my meeting so I felt looked after and improved my confidence by encouraging me to help younger students with their work.  Christine is excellent at her job and I couldn't think of anyone more deserving for the award.”

Pippa Fairhead, Young People’s Worker at Safety Net, said “As a member of Safety Net staff I was asked to nominate people, including children and young people, who I’ve worked that I feel deserve an award for their work with us.

I have worked with Christine on and off for about 4 years and I have been struck by her belief in putting young people’s wishes and well-being at the forefront of her mind, as well as her work ethic.  She has referred many young people for Safety Net service which aims to support them to build their confidence and resilience, as well as let them know their voice is important and know where to go to be heard. This is where Christine’s ethic sits so well with ours.”

BACA congratulates Mrs Brady on her achievements and is proud that she has won this fantastic award.