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

Practice Trophies

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

While our Annual Awards are for outstanding individuals, 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.

As part of our efforts to share notable practice more widely, all submissions for the two trophies are added to our online Knowledge Exchange:

Ruth Mann Trophy (custodial settings)
Kathy Biggar Trophy (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 (window repair and refurbishment programme) [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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