Katrina Phillips was delighted to accept the award on the charity’s behalf at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute awards ceremony at the House of Commons last week.
Winning the Hero award for Best Product Safety Initiative reflects the charity’s longstanding commitment to ensuring products are safe for children.
Michelle McKenna, Trading Standards Manager, North Lanarkshire Council, who nominated the charity for the award said:
“The range of engagement CAPT gains demonstrates the skill and perseverance of the Chief Executive, Katrina Phillips, who travels the length and breadth of the UK to keep child safety high on the agenda of policy makers, professionals, carers and parents.”
Commenting on the award Jill Paterson, Partner from Leigh Day, a leading law firm helping children and families who have been injured, discriminated against or had their rights abused, said:
“CAPT are doing life-saving work, helping to ensure the world’s biggest online marketplaces and manufacturers prioritise the safety of their products available for consumers in the UK.
It’s fantastic to see them recognised with this prestigious award. And what a year it’s been, following the OBE awarded to CEO Katrina Phillips for her services to child safety in the New Year’s Honours list!
It’s such important work – we couldn’t be prouder to partner with the Child Accident Prevention Trust.”
The award was supported by UKAS, the UK Accreditation Service, and presented by Richard Collin, External Affairs Director.