Supported by UNISON, SFJ Awards, National Association of Probation Officers (NAPO) and Policing Insight/Policing TV, the Inspire Justice Awards celebrates and shines a light on the wider justice workforce that keeps our criminal justice system running smoothly.
Celebrating the essential contribution of our non-front line staff in the UK’s justice sector, for example call handlers, training teams, data analysts, administrative roles and many more, we are proud to launch the inaugural Inspire Justice Awards. These unsung heroes deserve to have their stories and contributions publicly recognised. They are our key allies and partners enabling operational front-line staff to maintain public safety and reduce crime.
The Inspire Justice Awards includes ten categories for 2022, featuring a mix of individual and team awards.
Inspire Justice Award Categories
The Inspire Justice Awards includes ten categories for 2022, to recognise and celebrate the contribution of the wider justice sector workforce.
Individual Award Categories
One Award Winner and one Highly Commended Runner-up
- Custody and Detention Staff Member of the Year
- Police Staff Member of the Year – sponsored by UNISON
- Probation Service Staff Member of the Year – sponsored by UNISON
- Prosecution, Courts, and Tribunals Staff Member of the Year – sponsored by NAPO
- Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by SFJ Awards
- Best Newcomer Award
Nominating in the Inspire Justice Awards
Nominations are welcomed from across the community, including from colleagues of the inspirational teams and individuals that represent some of the best and brightest members of the wider justice workforce. Nominations open on 22nd June and close at 11.59pm on 8th August. Following a rigorous judging process, finalists will be notified in September, before the winners are announced at a glittering awards ceremony held at Birmingham Botanical Gardens in November.
“We’re proud to be working with Skills for Justice to celebrate the 30,000+ UNISON members, plus the rest of the staff workforce, across Policing and Probation services, who make a real difference to preventative and rehabilitative measures in community safety and justice.”
National Officer for Policing and Probation, UNISON
“As the leading awarding and apprenticeship end-point assessment organisation for the justice sector, SFJ Awards is proud to support the Inspire Justice Awards and celebrate the skills and expertise of all involved.”
Managing Director, SFJ Awards
- Your brand visible at the Awards ceremony
- Feature in the official Awards highlights video
- Work with our dedicated PR team
- Logo, profile, weblink & video on the website
- Branding on the winners’ trophy
- Email & social media launch to 54K+ people
- Personalised branded email to all fianlists
- Dedicated category focus for your Award
- Networking with finalists and VIPs
- Present your Award on-stage
- Access to all event photos
- Present a branded gift to each winner
- 3 tickets to the Awards ceremony
About our Sponsors
UNISON is one of the largest unions in police and justice and has more than 50,000 members. We protect you so that you can do your job protecting others. We help and support individual members who face difficulties at work; we negotiate pay and conditions; we campaign on behalf of workers to protect jobs, services, health and safety and equalities. We want public services to remain in the public sector. We are proud to represent your best interests and to fight for the recognition you deserve for the essential public services you provide. Proud sponsors of the Police Staff Member of the Year.
SFJ Awards is a nationally recognised and regulated Awarding Organisation, Custom Certification Services provider, and an approved apprenticeship End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). Our team work to add value to the ongoing development of skills, flexibility, and jobs. We help employers and training providers increase confidence, improve productivity, and have a positive impact on people’s lives, through the assurance we bring to quality learning and skills development for organisations providing services for public benefit. Proud sponsors of the Apprentice of the Year award.
Media partners Policing Insight and Policing TV are published by CoPaCC and across their two platforms they cover the full width of policing and criminal justice topics including policy, practice, crime and technology via articles, reports. Their readers and contributors reflect the necessary collaboration between police and criminal justice organisations, the third sector, industry and academia to find progressive solutions to the significant challenges facing policing and criminal justice. In addition to two editors and a network of researchers and specialist journalists, Policing Insight has hosted articles from over 800 guest contributors with expertise in the police and criminal justice sector.
CoPaCC is proud to serve the police and criminal justice community, with a growing number of police forces and relevant government agencies, academic institutions, charities and industry taking up organisation wide subscriptions. Key organisations such as ANZPAA, HMICFRS, College of Policing, APCC, SPA and Police ICT Company use Policing Insight as a valuable resource.
Formed in 1912, Napo is a trade union and professional association representing thousands of members working in probation and family courts. As a professional association it publishes two internationally respected journals which are free to members. They work to protect the professionalism of their members and maintain professional standards and quality training. As a trade union, we are part of the wider union movement, Napo takes a full role in campaigns to protect terms and conditions as well as wider national and international campaigns for justice and protecting the public sector.
As a member-led organisation, members can get involved in all levels of Napo at a branch and national level. Their annual conference is open to all members and we maintain strong links with our branches through our national executive committee. Napo members can also benefit from financial services, legal advice and support, healthcare as well as social activities.