Hope for Justice takes gold at Training Journal Awards

Hope for Justice’s Training team won a major award last night, being named Best Public Service / Not-for-Profit Programme at the Training Journal Awards.

The Awards recognise “the very best practitioners in the field of learning and development today”.

Hope for Justice was shortlisted alongside some of the biggest public sector brands in the country, including the NHS and the Cabinet Office – so taking the gold prize was a massive achievement.

Hope for Justice Training Manager, Sara Squires, pictured here with other members of the team, said: “We were over the moon to see our team’s work honoured in this way, in front of so many training professionals from across the country. Our training team here at Hope for Justice is continuing to grow – we delivered our materials to 8,885 people in the UK last year, and we are seeing more and more interest from statutory agencies and government bodies, alongside organisations like police forces, NHS bodies, local authorities and other charities.

“Our training has a direct real-world impact, because so many of the referrals of potential victims into our investigators come from organisations and individual we have trained. It demonstrates the practical value of the world-class training our team offers, and this Award really highlights the credentials of our training work.”

The Awards ceremony last night, hosted by radio and TV celebrity Jenni Falconer, was attended by about 500 guests from the learning and development professions, celebrating the best achievements across the entire industry.

The judges said of Hope for Justice’s work: “The judges were impressed by all aspects of this programme. The context for introducing new methods of raising awareness of modern slavery are highly relevant in today’s society and this allowed the team to set very clear objectives. There were examples of innovation and creativity on the delivery through a variety of specifically designed tools. Efforts have been to share their work and guidance given to a wide range of issues showing that the scope of the scheme had been fully met.”

Hope for Justice’s training sessions focus on understanding modern slavery and responding effectively to this barbaric crime, through case studies, written materials, videos, presentations and interactive lessons.

Attendees come away equipped and empowered to report a suspected case, to refer it to the appropriate authorities, to spot a likely victim and to understand the methods of controls used by traffickers and how they keep their crime hidden.

If you want to find out how your organisation could benefit from expert training by Hope for Justice’s award-winning team, visit: http://hopeforjustice.org/professionals/