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Butler Trust News

Apr 10, 2020

A new site for our #HiddenHeroes

Check out the tributes to prison, probation and youth justice staff and add one of your own, at: www.HiddenHeroes.UK #HiddenHeroes
Apr 1, 2020

Butler Trust Holds Virtual Awards Ceremony

The 2019-20 Butler Trust Annual Award Ceremony – our 35th – was due to be held at St. James’s Palace in London on Thursday, 26th March, presided over (as on every occasion since our launch) by our Royal Patron, HRH The Princess Royal.
Jan 9, 2020

2019-20 Butler Trust Winners Announced

The 2019-20 Butler Trust Award Winners and Commendees have just been announced.
Dec 19, 2019

Christmas Message from The Butler Trust

2019 saw lots happening at The Butler Trust – and 2020 will bring more...
Aug 29, 2019

The Butler Trust Publishes ‘The Good Book Of Prisons’

The Butler Trust is pleased to announce the publication of the overall findings, and updated detailed reports on each jail, from Simon Shepherd’s tour of all 102 closed adult prisons in England & Wales, in a free downloadable e-book and online at The Good Book of Prisons.
Jul 12, 2019

2019-20 nominations highlight our #HiddenHeroes

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.
Jun 11, 2019

#HiddenHeroes & the Annual Awards

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.
Mar 22, 2019
David Savage receiving his Award

Princess Royal presents 2019 Butler Trust Awards

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.
Nov 20, 2018

The Butler Trust on tour: The Good Book of Prisons

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 this prison?”
Jul 16, 2018

Our highest ever number of nominations!

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 - last minute rush of nominations would happen this year.
Jun 20, 2018

Butler Trust Nominations close on 30 June!

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.
Apr 10, 2020

A new site for our #HiddenHeroes

Check out the tributes to prison, probation and youth justice staff and add one of your own, at: www.HiddenHeroes.UK #HiddenHeroes
Apr 1, 2020

Butler Trust Holds Virtual Awards Ceremony

The 2019-20 Butler Trust Annual Award Ceremony – our 35th – was due to be held at St. James’s Palace in London on Thursday, 26th March, presided over (as on every occasion since our launch) by our Royal Patron, HRH The Princess Royal.
Jan 9, 2020

2019-20 Butler Trust Winners Announced

The 2019-20 Butler Trust Award Winners and Commendees have just been announced.
Dec 19, 2019

Christmas Message from The Butler Trust

2019 saw lots happening at The Butler Trust – and 2020 will bring more...
Aug 29, 2019

The Butler Trust Publishes ‘The Good Book Of Prisons’

The Butler Trust is pleased to announce the publication of the overall findings, and updated detailed reports on each jail, from Simon Shepherd’s tour of all 102 closed adult prisons in England & Wales, in a free downloadable e-book and online at The Good Book of Prisons.
Jul 12, 2019

2019-20 nominations highlight our #HiddenHeroes

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.
Jun 11, 2019

#HiddenHeroes & the Annual Awards

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.
Mar 22, 2019
David Savage receiving his Award

Princess Royal presents 2019 Butler Trust Awards

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.
Nov 20, 2018

The Butler Trust on tour: The Good Book of Prisons

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 this prison?”
Jul 16, 2018

Our highest ever number of nominations!

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 - last minute rush of nominations would happen this year.
Jun 20, 2018

Butler Trust Nominations close on 30 June!

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.
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