Butler Trust

Promoting excellence in UK prisons, probation and youth justice
  1. 21 March 2019, St James’s Palace, London: The Butler Trust’s 34th Annual Award Ceremony, hosted by HRH The Princess Royal, took place on 21 March, in the State Rooms at St James’s Palace. The Princess presented 10 Awards and 20 Commendations to a total of 30 staff members and volunteers from prison and community justice settings throughout the UK, […]

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  2. The 2018-19 Butler Trust Award Winners and Commendees have just been announced. The Awards once again reflect some of the best – and often very moving – examples of the dedication, skill, and creativity found throughout the criminal justice system. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron of the Trust, will present our Winners with […]

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  3. During a year in which prisons again made negative headlines, the Butler Trust’s Director, Simon Shepherd, has been quietly exploring the opposite: what’s positive about our prisons? In an ambitious undertaking, he’s visiting every closed prison in England and Wales to ask individual groups of prisoners, officers, and managers, an unusual question: “What’s good about […]

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  4. After a summer spent reviewing and rating the 350+ nominations received for this year’s Award Scheme, our volunteer Sifting Panel met at the end of September to agree the shortlist to go through to the final stage of judging for the 2018-19 Butler Trust Awards. The standard was as high as ever and the decision-making […]

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  5. Didn’t you do well? Although Spring took her time turning up, she arrived in some style – with the early-May Bank Holiday the warmest since the holiday began in 1978. With the World Cup getting closer, temperatures climbing, and long Midsummer nights, we started to wonder if the famous – in our office, anyway – […]

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