Celebrating and promoting the best in UK prisons, probation and youth justice

Mar 17, 2022

Princess Royal presents the Butler Trust Awards

[The Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford | 14 March] With the sun shining down on ‘the city of dreaming spires’, and after three long years, it was a great pleasure to finally hold an Award Ceremony again, this time honouring the Butler Trust winners from 2020, 2021, and 2022. Alongside their personal guests, they gathered in the heart of Oxford University, at The Sheldonian Theatre – Sir Christopher Wren’s first great masterpiece – to receive their Certificates from the Trust’s Royal Patron, HRH The Princess Royal.
Jan 11, 2022

2021-22 Butler Trust Winners Announced

We are delighted to announce the names of our 2021-22 Butler Trust Award Winners and Commendees; and as always, the Awards once again reflect some of the most outstanding examples of the dedication, skill, and creativity found throughout the criminal justice system. A huge congratulations to all of our Winners!
Dec 17, 2021

#HiddenHeroes in the Pandemic

As part of our work to support staff morale and show them that, while they may be hidden, they are not forgotten, the Butler Trust has published #HiddenHeroes in the Pandemic.
Nov 3, 2021

Notable Practice Trophies

We are delighted to announce that the inaugural Ruth Mann and Kathy Biggar Trophies, for notable practice in custodial and community settings, respectively, go to: HMP Maghaberry, for “Making visits autism friendly”; and London NPS, for their “Young Adult Transitions” programme.
Oct 20, 2021

#HiddenHeroes #CharityChallenge

In the run up to #HiddenHeroesDay 2021, staff across the country took part in a national #CharityChallenge, organised by the Butler Trust, to raise awareness and funding for mental health.
Sep 30, 2021

#HiddenHeroesDay 2021

Wednesday 29 September saw the second annual #HiddenHeroesDay in tribute to staff working in prisons, IRCs, probation services and youth justice settings right across the UK.
Jun 3, 2021

Nominations open for 2021-22 Butler Trust Awards!

Nominations are now open for this year’s Butler Trust Awards - help us give credit where it's due #HiddenHeroes
Feb 22, 2021

The Knowledge Exchange launched

Today we launched the Knowledge Exchange website, as part of our work to help promote good practice across the criminal justice system.
Jan 12, 2021

2020-21 Butler Trust Winners Announced

The 2020-21 Butler Trust Award Winners and Commendees have just been announced.
Dec 1, 2020

A HiddenHeroes Advent Calendar

In the run up to what’s likely to be an especially challenging Christmas, the Trust today launched an online Advent Calendar for all the #HiddenHeroes working in prisons, IRCs, probation and youth justice.
Nov 5, 2020

A Royal thank you

Over the last six weeks, our Patron HRH The Princess Royal visited five prisons across the country, to thank the #HiddenHeroes working there for their service at this time.
Oct 6, 2020

#HiddenHeroesDay 29.09.20

A look back across the country at last week's first national #HiddenHeroesDay
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