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

Jan 12, 2021

2020-21 Butler Trust Winners Announced

The 2020-21 Butler Trust Award Winners and Commendees have just been announced.
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.
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.
Top of the page