Ivison Trust has been announced as the overall winner of the GSK Kings Fund Award 2024

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Ivison Trust has been announced as the overall winner of the GSK Kings Fund Award.

At an awards presentation in London last night, Ivison Trust was joined by nine other charities who had won the prestigious GSK Kings Fund Award and awarded £40,000 each.

Ivison Trust was announced as the overall winner and awarded a further £10,000. The GSK Kings Fund recognises the outstanding work of small and medium charities who are working to improve the health and wellbeing in the UK.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Julia Clough, Commissioning Partnerships at West Yorkshire and Kirsten Dent, National County Lines Co-ordination Centre – our fantastic partners who are steadfast champions of our work and kindly backed our award nomination.

The judges comments:

“Through its evidence-based and forward-looking approach, Ivison Trust works tirelessly to support parents’ health and wellbeing at a horrific time in their lives. The charity understand that children are victims and that it is their vulnerability as children that exploiters use to coerce them.

It puts the affected parents, many of whom experience feelings of stigma, shame and helplessness, at the heart of its work. Ivison Trust also collaborates with local partners to safeguard exploited children by sharing intelligence with relevant authorities, supporting investigations undertaken by police, and training thousands of health and social care professionals. For a small charity with very few staff, it has impressively managed to expand its work nationwide to support hundreds of families’ health and wellbeing each year.”

CEO, Lindsay Dalton said:

“We are astounded and incredibly proud to be chosen as the overall winner from a group of outstanding charities working hard in the health and care sector. Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly to improve the lives of families affected by child exploitation and this award win would not have been possible without them. This extra boost brings us closer to our aim of developing research and evidence to improve responses for children who have faced exploitation and their families.”

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