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 long overdue recognition of the amazing stuff people bring to their work every day in the sector. For instance, Channel 4’s award winning documentary series Prison showed prison officers at HMP Durham doing their best in a range of tough circumstances. We reported some of the public’s heartfelt and positive responses to the show in our new booklet #HiddenHeroes: The Prison Officer (now being distributed to all uniformed officers). We’ve also highlighted the impact of probation in our #HiddenHeroes: The Probation Officer video.