Inspire Justice Awards 2023 winners revealed
Stephanie Booth, a Humberside Police health and safety trainer responsible for a 330 per cent increase in “near miss’ reporting, was among the winners of the Inspire Justice Awards 2023.
She was named Police Staff Member of the Year, with the award sponsored by Unison.
Ellie Hutton, a police community support officer at Northumbria Police, was named Apprentice of the Year, while Learning and Development Programme of the Year award went to the Continuous Professional Development team at Police Scotland.
The Inspire Justice Awards celebrate and shine a light on the wider justice workforce that keeps the criminal justice system running smoothly
From case administrators, catering managers and health and safety officers, to peer support workers and prison employment leads, the Inspire Justice Awards celebrate the operational support staff who rarely get the credit they deserve.
Speaking at the awards ceremony at the QEII Centre in Central London, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Alex Chalk paid tribute to the contribution of the wider justice sector workforce in keeping communities safe:
“I am delighted to be here at the Inspire Justice Awards, recognising those people who make such an important contribution to our justice system,” he said.
“It only works if everyone plays their part – from judges through to people who work in IT and beyond – to ensure that we come together to deliver what is so vital for the citizens of our country and our reputation abroad.”
John Rogers, chief executive of Skills for Justice, added: “A huge congratulations to all Inspire Justice Awards finalists.
“Without the wider justice sector workforce that Inspire Justice Awards aims to recognise and celebrate, our justice system would grind to a halt.
“Now more than ever, it is important to raise awareness of the valuable contribution that these inspirational teams and individuals make to the safety of our communities.”