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A PORTSMOUTH social worker has reached the finals of the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2012 as a result of her outstanding work.

Dorothy Bone, social work assistant at Portsmouth City Council, has been nominated for the lifetime achievement prize and will find out if she has won at a ceremony which will take place at the House of Commons tomorrow.

The event will be attended by over 170 social workers.

The awards judging panel will also be there to answer questions and debate social work issues with the finalists and guests. Dorothy, 70, who has worked with children for 30 years, said: ‘I count myself lucky to have been a member of a caring profession when each day has started and ended on a positive note, and each one of which I have enjoyed.’