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

Jan 1, 2019

REVEREND BOB AKROYD (HMP Edinburgh)

AWARD WINNER 2018-19: Bob is a Chaplain at HMP Edinburgh. He receives an Award for the exceptional enthusiasm, compassion and empathy he brings to his role, and in particular for the “tireless” support he gives to both prisoners and staff, regardless of faith, in times of personal crisis. [This Award is supported by Seetec Justice.]
Jan 1, 2019

MARK COLEMAN (HMP & YOI Woodhill)

AWARD WINNER 2018-19: Mark is a Prison Officer at HMP & YOI Woodhill. He wins an Award having been nominated by ten prisoners as “a shining example of an outstanding Prison Officer” whose “positive and motivational attitude makes a real difference to the day-to-day lives of those around him.” [This Award is supported by G4S Care & Justice Services.]
Jan 1, 2019

ALISON COLLINS (HMP & YOI Doncaster)

AWARD WINNER 2018-19: Alison is a Prison Custody Officer in the Social Care Unit at HMP & YOI Doncaster. Described as “extraordinarily caring”, she is granted an Award for the outstanding skill and compassion she shows towards some of the most isolated and challenging prisoners in the system. [This Award is supported by Novus.]
Jan 1, 2019

RHIAN METCALF (National Probation Service, North West)

AWARD WINNER 2018-19: Rhian is a Probation Services Officer for North West National Probation Service. She wins an Award for transforming purposeful activities for residents at Merseybank Approved Premises, including developing ‘Probationary’, a board game promoting service user engagement and resettlement. [This Award is granted in memory of Kathy Biggar Baker.]
Jan 1, 2019

HAYLEY MORRIS (HMP & YOI Parc)

AWARD WINNER 2018-19: Hayley works at HMP Parc as a Family Interventions Manager. She wins an Award for developing and driving a wide range of initiatives to support prisoner-family relationships, leading to Parc becoming the first prison to achieve ‘Investors in Families’ accreditation. [This Award is supported by Ingeus.]
Jan 1, 2019

VANESSA O’DARE (Manchester Youth Offending Team)

AWARD WINNER 2018-19: Vanessa is an Operational Manager for the Manchester Youth Offending Team. She is granted an Award for identifying a gap in provision for special educational needs and disability, and then developing and implementing a suite of work that has transformed delivery in this area. [This Award is sponsored by Mite Care & Custody.]
Jan 1, 2019

SUE PEARSON (Leeds Youth Offending Team)

AWARD WINNER 2018-19: Sue is an Education Officer for the Leeds Youth Offending Team. She wins an Award for the empathy and skill she brings to her “life-changing” work with troubled families, and for the dedication and compassion she demonstrates in addressing the issue of child-to-parent violence. [Sue also receives the Keith Bromley Award for Education & Skills Training, supported by The Bromley Trust.]
Jan 1, 2019

JEAN PECKHAM (HMP Hewell)

AWARD WINNER 2018-19: Jean is a Prison Officer at HMP Hewell. She currently works in the prison’s hospital wing and receives an Award for the “decency, kindness and enthusiasm” she has shown throughout her career, and for being an inspirational and widely-respected role model to both prisoners and colleagues. [This Award is supported by Serco Justice Services.]
Jan 1, 2019

DAVID SAVAGE (HMP Maghaberry)

AWARD WINNER 2018-19: David Savage is a Governor at HMP Maghaberry. He wins an Award for the dedication, passion and courage he has shown on behalf of both NIPS and the wider community throughout his career, and in particular for his driving contribution to Maghaberry’s recent, widely-praised transformation. [This Award is supported by MTCnovo.]
Jan 1, 2019

BARBARA TUDOR (National Probation Service, Midlands)

AWARD WINNER 2018-19: Barbara is a Victim & Offender Development Manager for the Midlands National Probation Service. She receives an Award for a pioneering career, spanning four decades, in which she has influenced restorative practice in probation and prison settings, both at home and abroad. [This Award is supported by Sodexo Justice Services.]
Jan 1, 2019

KEVIN ALLWOOD (HMP Grendon)

COMMENDEE 2018-19: Kevin is a Supervising Officer at HMP Grendon. He is granted a Commendation for being an outstanding and caring role model for both colleagues and offenders, who is noted in particular for his calm and authoritative leadership in challenging situations. [Kevin also receives the POA Award for outstanding work by a prison officer, supported by the Prison Officers Association.]
Jan 1, 2019

MUSH ASLAM (HMP & YOI Polmont)

COMMENDEE 2018-19: Mush is a Programme Tutor at HMP & YOI Polmont. She receives a Commendation for the passion and dedication she brings to her work, and for her success in encouraging and nurturing a love of learning among some of the system’s most complex and challenging young people.
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