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CEO Annette Hennessy, helping out at a garden project in Norris Green.
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HISTORIC WIN FOR THE TRUST
Merseyside Probation Trust has become the first public sector agency in history to have won the British Quality Foundation’s UK Excellence Award.
The awards, which recognise the very best in organisational excellence are the most sought after business awards in the UK. HRH The Princess Royal, the Foundation's patron presented the award to Anne Pakula, the Trust's Head of Operations at a prestigious dinner and ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel in Park Lane.
Following the ceremony Chief Executive Officer of Merseyside Probation Trust, Annette Hennessy said: “This has been a fantastic night for ourselves, Probation and Merseyside. I am so incredibly proud of the Trust, our staff, and their passion and hard work, without which this would never have happened. Well done to everyone involved."
Anne Pakula said: "The UK Excellence Award is one of the highest accolades any organisation in the UK can achieve - it recognises organisations which have demonstrated excellence in all areas of operation. To have won therefore is a tremendous accolade for the Trust, and will spur us on to continue to improve and achieve excellence in our work. It is undoubtably a tribute to the staff at the Trust whose passion and commitment so impressed the award assessors."
The Trust was one of two organisations to win the 2012 award, the other being Interserve Construction.
The accolade follows the Trust being awarded a prestigious 5 stars for the second time running by the British Quality Foundation (BQF) in their Recognised for Excellence (R4E) programme. 5 Stars is the highest level attainable, and reflects the organisation’s status as an example of excellence to others, and demonstrates continued commitment to sustained improvement over a number of years.
The photo shows Head of Operations Anne Pakula, former CEO John Stafford and current CEO Annette Hennessy with the winning trophy.
Merseyside Probation Trust - a 5 Star Organisation
Who We Are
The Probation Service supervises adult offenders who have been given a Community Order by the courts, or who have been released on licence from prison. The Merseyside Probation Trust is part of the National Offender Management Service, which in turn is part of the Ministry of Justice. It employs around 700 staff in over 30 locations across the county, and its head is Chief Executive Officer Annette Hennessy.
Each Probation Trust is run by a local Trust Board, selected to reflect the diversity and concerns of the community it serves. The Chair of the Merseyside Probation Trust Board is Liz Barnett.
The organisation has teams operating in each of the area's four Magistrates Courts and Liverpool Crown Court, and also has a probation team in the innovative Community Justice Centre in Kirkdale, Liverpool. The Trust serves around £1.4 million people across the whole of the Merseyside area, and its annual budget is around £30 million. The Trust also runs three probation/bail hostels for those who require 24 hour intensive supervision, and has staff operating in Merseyside's three prisons - HMP Liverpool, HMP Altcourse and HMP Kennett. The organisation works closely with the Police, and operates in partnership with over 40 other statutory and voluntary organisations. The Probation Service also plays an important role in local area Criminal Justice Boards, each of which comprises the heads of Probation, Police, CPS, Courts and Prisons.
Offenders are monitored and supported through the punishment, reparation and rehabilitation processes. The police, NOMS and other organisations, such as health and housing services, may continue to have a role, even after an offender’s sentence has been completed.
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