Sex Work Research In Wales
The team from Gibran (UK) Ltd and Swansea University were recently reunited along with key partners for a spectacular awards ceremony in the Marriott Hotel, Swansea, hosted by the Swansea University Impact Awards.
The Swansea University Impact Awards celebrate the breadth and depth of the impact of the University’s research.
The team was absolutely delighted to be nominated for The Geldards LLP Award for Outstanding Impact in Law and Public Policy
This award celebrates the impact of research which has significantly developed, informed, contributed to new laws, or revised public sector or governing body policy, or delivered improvements to education. Evidence of working with Government, charities and public bodies is essential.
Our research came runner up to some remarkable research however despite not winning we were extremely proud to be nominated and feature in the lineup of world class research produced in Swansea.
You can read more about the awards and nominees at: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/research/impactawards2015/
Women’s Pathfinder – Diversion Scheme Cardiff
Our partnership with IOM Cymru and South Wales Police (with continued support from South Wales PCC funding) delivering the Women’s Diversion Pilot in Cardiff has received national recognition from the Howard League for Penal Reform.
We are delighted that the scheme has been short-listed for the Howard League Community Programmes Awards in both the category of Policing and Adults and the category of Women.
A nomination was submitted by the Wales CRC in consultation with the Women's Pathfinder team identifying this as a good example of partnership working and referencing particular contributions from Alison Fisher, Graham Bartley and Wendy Gunney from South Wales Police and Emma Brooks and Emma Jones from Gibran (UK) Ltd.
Our very own Emma Brooks who has been coordinating and delivering the pilot since it began in 2014 has also been both short-listed in the Criminal Justice Champion category in relation to her work with the Women's Pathfinder, along with Natalie Poole from our partners the CRC.
We have been invited to present a stand at the event on the 21st July and are planning to attend the conference and awards ceremony in London.
Whatever the outcome, we are pleased that our partnership has received such prominent recognition from the Howard League for Penal Reform.
The short-listed nominee list will be published on 7th July in advance of the awards.
For more information you can visit: http://www.howardleague.org/community-programmes-conference/