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Awards Won

Place2Be's work with children, parents and teachers has been widely recognised by a variety of awards over the years.

2018

  • Institute for School-Based Family Counseling, California – Award for Model Program of Best Practice in School-Based Family Counseling
  • Catherine Roche receives Honorary Doctorate of Psychology - Awarded by University of East London in recognition of her services to mental health.

2016

  • The Charity Awards – Highly Commended: Education and Training
  • Benita Refson was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Birthday 2016 Honours List in recognition of services to education.
  • Charity Times Award for Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Financial Institution for Place2Be and Bank of America Merrill Lynch

2014

2013

  • Benita Refson OBE awarded Zurich Community Trust 'Inspiration Award'

2012

  • Queens Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award
  • Private Equity Foundation's Charity of the Year Award
     

2011

  • Charity Awards, Advocacy, Advice - Winner
     

2010

  • The Charity Awards - Highly Commended: Education and Training
     

2009

  • First Woman Award, Public Service category

2008

  • Benita received Honorary Doctorate of Law 2008 - Awarded by the University of East London 'to celebrate the lifetime achievements of individuals who have made a distinguished contribution to their field of endeavour'

2007

  • OBE for Benita Refson - Benita was awarded OBE as founder and Chief Executive of Place2Be for; 'Services to Children and Families'
  • National Lottery Awards, Best Education Project - Runner Up

2006

  • Charity Awards, Children and Young People's Services Awards - Highly commended

2005

  • Liveable City Awards - Winner of the Award for 'Access to goods and services for disadvantaged communities'

2002

  • The Charity Awards, Children and Youth Category - Highly commended

2000

  • European Regional Council of the World Federation for Mental Health - Highly commended
  • The Guardian Charity Award - Overall Winner
  • Children's Champion - Awarded to Benita Refson OBE

1998

  • The Mental Health Awards - Highly commended

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