National Probation Award finalist

HLNY CRC senior case manager, Shaun Anderson, is a finalist in this year’s National Probation Awards.

The prestigious award scheme is run by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and recognises outstanding achievements made by staff working in the National Probation Service and the 21 community rehabilitation companies (CRC), across England and Wales.

Over the years Shaun, who works in Lincoln and Scunthorpe, has worked creatively with partners to meet the needs of people who have been convicted and who have complex needs; specifically those who are immersed in the rough sleeping culture trying to ensure that they are not discriminated against.

Shaun said: “Where possible, my approach has always been to work directly in the communities we serve. Instead of my service users coming to me, I choose to work with them in their community.  By doing so I get to know their family and friends and better understand their support networks.

“Instead of focusing on the negatives, I am passionate about using strengths based approach to help people who have offended find purpose – and to take responsibility to develop and change for themselves.”

Humberside, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire CRC Chief Executive, Martin Davies, said:  “As with all the award nominations the CRC makes, I am proud of the work we do and it is only right that it is celebrated and rewarded.”

Jackie Green, Community Director, Greater Lincolnshire adds: “The National awards attract fierce competition – which goes to show just how valuable Shaun’s contributions are.  Having worked with him for a number of years I know this is much deserved recognition – good luck Shaun.”

The winners will be announced at an evening ceremony on Tuesday 5 July. You can follow the event and see the results as they are announced on twitter using the hashtag #PCOTY16.