The hard work of staff at HMP Send in Woking during or as the prison emerged from the pandemic has earned them all Employee of the Month awards.
Dr Llewelyn was delighted to present the awards to a group of employees specially selected by the Governor, Amy Frost. The team members had built relationships and considered the needs of vulnerable prisoners.
“We had tea and delicious cakes, which were prepared by two of the prisoners who are participating in the prison’s restaurant training programme,” said Dr Llewelyn.
HMP Send is a closed female prison with a population of 202 women. It has the only democratic therapeutic community for women in the country and a specialist psychologically informed planned environment (PIPE) unit.
Despite the challenges of lockdown, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons said the prison’s leadership team and dedicated staff established and maintained a “strong, deep culture of respect and support”.