Backbench Birmingham City Council inquiries into child sexual exploitation and dementia services have scooped national awards.
The report last year, called 'We need to get it right', revealed there were 83 known victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation in Birmingham and made a series of recommendations for the authorities to tackle the issue.
It followed a year-long inquiry by the education and vulnerable children scrutiny committee, lead by its former chairman Anita Ward and which set out the council's stall to tackle child sexual exploitation in response to fears that, as in Rotherham, the issue had been swept under the carpet.
Coun Ward, who attended the ceremony, said: "I'm honoured to accept the award on behalf of my former committee and our partners."
A further award went to a report called 'Living Life to the Full with Dementia' from the health scrutiny committee, chaired by Coun Susan Barnett.
The report set out a series of steps to ensure health and social services agencies were equipped to work with the growing number of people in the city, an estimated 14,000, with dementia.
The awards were handed out by the national Centre for Public Scrutiny, a group now led by Lord Bob Kerslake, the influential former civil servant who led his own inquiry into Birmingham City Council last year which found the organisation to be 'dysfunctional'.
His reforms are now being implemented.