ROTHERHAM Borough Council is in the running to be named the best social work employer of the year.
The authority — heavily criticised in the Jay and Casey reports of 2014 and 2015 — has been praised for its work with vulnerable children.
A recruitment drive and incentives for staff have seen more social workers help with the recovery following the CSE scandal.
Deputy leader Cllr Gordon Watson said: “Three years ago this praise would have been unheard of here in Rotherham. This really is such a tremendous turnaround for us.