Scottish Mentoring Network National Event & Recognition Awards

A big well done to TCA at the Scottish Mentoring annual awards. The awards are intended to recognise work at all levels and acknowledge good work, consistency, effort, achievement, innovation and excellence, which has contributed to the delivery of effective outcomes, performance, and good practice, in Scotland.

A Special Award for Distinguished Services to Mentoring was presented to Tayside Council on Alcohol for their work covering Women Only Mentoring, Mentoring for Men, Perth 16+ Mentoring, OWLS Mentoring, Plusone and Link Up Mentoring for young people. This is in recognition of staff/volunteers past and present who have helped develop these TCA services.

‘Quality Award’ for Mentoring

TCA are the only organisation in Scotland to have successfully achieved their third consecutive Quality Award. Our feedback from SMN:

“We were extremely impressed by your application and all of the information it contained. Achieving reaccreditation demonstrates the high standards at which your project continues to operate and entitles you to continue to use the Scottish Mentoring Network Quality Mark.”

“The assessor was really impressed with the application. He said that your portfolio was very impressive with detailed narratives, comprehensive supporting and current documentary evidence and that you could demonstrate a range of best practice features. He commented that you are clearly maintaining the standard of service delivery which your previous accreditation confirmed and that your application would represent benchmark applications for other projects to emulate.”

The Outstanding Employee Contribution to Mentoring Award went to two staff members from SMN member projects who have made a special impact within their project: Mark Harris and Louise Rourke. Pictured below is Louise Rourke (left) receiving an award from a member of staff from the Scottish Mentoring Network.

The Exceptional Contribution Award for Mentors went to Paul Leonard (pictured below) – a volunteer with TCA Plusone Mentoring.