AWARD WINNERS 2013-14: Senior Managers, Lisette and Teresa, Prison Officer, Rhys, and Lead Nurse, Sarah, receive their Award for transforming the management and care of prisoners with learning disabilities at Parc. Their approach includes individualised Supported Living Plans, multi-disciplinary case management, a 14-hour network of NVQ-qualified prisoner support mentors, and specialist education provision and written materials. (This Award is supported by the Barrow Cadbury Trust.)
Our Winners 2013-14
AWARD WINNER 2013-14: Matthew is a Probation Officer who was nominated for developing an innovative approach to tackling burglary by 18-21 year olds in Leeds. His approach, part of the Safer Leeds Burglary Strategy, incorporates one-to-one interventions and group-work, based on the findings of desistance-research, as well as links to education and skills training, and housing and employment services. It has contributed to a 30% drop in burglary locally since its launch. (This Award is supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust.)
AWARD WINNER 2013-14: Alan was nominated by prisoners at HMP Spring Hill for his work as an IT tutor there. Through his drive and dedication, the establishment has become one of fewer than 20 sites nationally, and the only prison in the UK, accredited as an academy by Cisco Systems. He is an inspirational teacher and mentor, who goes well beyond his paid role to support his students and, where possible, help them find employment in the industry. (Alan is also granted the Keith Bromley Award for Education & Skills Training.)
AWARD WINNER 2013-14: Jade is a Custodial Manager at HMP Exeter. Described as “a role model to staff and prisoners”, she receives her Award in part for her dedication, skill and commitment to excellence as a Wing Manager, and in particular for her work, much of it in her own time, in support of veterans in the prison. A veteran herself, she interviews all former service personnel entering the prison, and has forged links with support agencies to assist them and their rehabilitation.
AWARD WINNERS 2013-14: Melva, from Yorkshire & Humberside Circles of Support & Accountability, and Lisa, from West Yorkshire Probation, are awarded for their contributions to the risk management of sexual offenders in the community. Through their skill and dedication they drove forward the Circles-approach in West Yorkshire, and integrated it within the MAPPA system, as well as developing a unique, peer-support based approach for offenders falling outside the scope of Circles itself. (This Award is supported by G4S Care & Justice Services.)