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Karen Jackson of Salutem Care and Education honoured with prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

Karen Jackson, Divisional Director Children at Salutem Care and Education, has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at the distinguished National Children and Young People Awards. This accolade recognises individuals who have shown a long-standing commitment and made an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of vulnerable children, young people, and families throughout their careers. With an illustrious career spanning more than 25 years, Karen has carved a niche for herself in the realm of care services for both children and adults. Her leadership at Salutem Care and Education embodies the very essence of compassion and effectiveness. Karen’s visionary approach in reshaping the children’s division recruitment strategy stands as a testament to her dedication. This unique approach ensures that children themselves play an integral role in the recruitment process, guaranteeing that only those truly aligned with the organisation’s values become part of the team. The Childrens residential sector at Salutem has thrived under Karen’s watchful eye. Her focus on reflective practice, coupled with a robust continuous development programme, has been instrumental in nurturing future managers and staff. This has in turn played a pivotal role in positively impacting the lives of countless children and young people. Furthermore, in collaboration with Dr Asha Patel of Innovating Minds, Karen introduced a transformative trauma-informed training programme. This initiative has brought about significant change in addressing the emotional needs of children affected by trauma, especially domestic abuse. Karen’s dedication extends further, ensuring that carers are also equipped with the necessary tools to provide unwavering support to these young people. One of Karen’s most commendable contributions to the care sector is driving forward Salutem’s innovative Core and Cluster model. Tailored to meet specific learning disability, emotional, behavioural, and educational needs, this model ensures that every child and young person under Salutem’s care receives the continuum of care and support they deserve. Karen Jackson said: “I am deeply humbled to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. It’s been a privilege to work alongside dedicated professionals and witness the transformative impact of compassionate care on our children and young people. At Salutem, our journey has always been about giving every child the best chance to thrive and shine, irrespective of their circumstances. This honour is a reflection of the collective effort of our team, and I’m excited for what the future holds.” John Godden, Chief Executive of Salutem Care and Education said: “Karen’s passion and commitment to the well-being of children and young people is unparalleled. Her innovative approaches and tireless dedication have left an indelible mark on the care sector. This Lifetime Achievement Award is a fitting recognition of Karen’s exemplary service. We, at Salutem, are immensely proud of her and are confident that she will continue to set benchmarks for excellence.” The National Children and Young People Awards celebrate and recognise individuals and organisations who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to improving the lives of children and young people in the UK.

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