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

Ruth and Kathy

Ruth Mann and Kathy Biggar TrophiesPrison Psychologist, Ruth Mann, and Probation Officer, Kathy Biggar, were both true #HiddenHeroes, and champions of best practice in the UK criminal justice sector.

The Ruth Mann and Kathy Biggar Trophies, named in their memory and launched in 2021, recognise notable practice with scope for wider roll-out, in custodial and community settings, respectively.

[Please note: With their focus on practice rather than people, the Ruth Mann and Kathy Biggar Trophies are distinct from our Annual Awards, which recognise outstanding individuals.]


Trophy submissions

To help share notable practice more widely, all submissions for the two trophies are added to our online Knowledge Exchange:

Ruth Mann Trophy submissions (custodial settings)

Kathy Biggar Trophy submissions (community settings)

The trophy winners and finalists each year, are listed below.


2021 Finalists

Ruth Mann Trophy
Winner: Making visits autism friendly [Maghaberry]
See the Light (refurbishing fogged windows across the prison) [Full Sutton]
Problem Support Mentors [Wealstun]

Kathy Biggar Trophy
Winner: Young Adult Transitions programme [London NPS]
Student Counselling Service [East of England NPS]
Parent Champions (supporting families of those at risk of exploitation) [Hillingdon YOT]

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