Butler Trust

Promoting excellence in UK prisons, probation and youth justice
  1. Hundreds of nominations for the 35th Annual Butler Trust Awards have now arrived (with the usual deadline rush!). As always, they shine a light on the impressive work everyone in the sector knows about – but which the wider public rarely gets to see. This year the Trust is pleased to see some wider and […]
  2. Do you know someone who goes ‘above and beyond’? There’s still time to nominate them for a Butler Trust Award, but you’ll need to get a wiggle on because nominations close on 30 June. Nomination forms can be downloaded from our website – www.butlertrust.org.uk/awards – where you can also find more details about the Awards. […]
  3. While you’ve been busy thinking about your Butler Trust nominations for this year, we’ve been busy finishing work on two new publications: a booklet, #HiddenHeroes: The Prison Officer, and a film: #HiddenHeroes: The Probation Officer. While the media focus on the negative – and staff face very significant challenges every day – there is much […]
  4. The dust may only just have settled on the Award Ceremony for last year’s winners, but nominations are now open for this year’s Awards! The Awards are presented by our Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, and help give credit where it’s due to people who go above and beyond in their work in prisons, probation […]
  5. After 102 prisons, 17 months, and 17,210 miles, meeting 2,067 officers, prisoners and managers, the Trust’s Director Simon Shepherd has finished his Good Book of Prisons tour, finding out about the good things going on across the closed estate in England & Wales. The aim of what’s been a very long journey was to show […]