The MET Excellence Awards hosted by LBC's Nick Ferrari, was held virtually on Monday, 23 November and recognised a range of dedicated police work across London in a host of categories. The ceremony was planned for March but had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The work PaJeS has done with the Police around parent awareness which engaged over 700 parents and enhancing communications between schools through establishment of multiple WhatsApp groups and priority messaging services meant that the team was a finalist in the Victim Care category.
PaJeS staff were invited to watch the awards in accordance with social distancing and at the conclusion of the event were surprised by an appearance of the Commissioner, Dame Cressida Dick, DBE, QPM, who was keen to find out more of the details of the work that has been done.
Detective Superintendent Andrew Furphy – Metropolitan Police, Central Specialist Crime said: “ The relationship developed between PaJeS and the Metropolitan Police, specifically officers working in specialist crime, is truly ground breaking. It is built on honesty, compassion and a joint mission to make our communities safe for young people. We will continue to work together to develop practise and educate. I am very proud to call PaJeS, and those that work there, friends to the MPS and congratulate them on their achievements and safeguarding practises”
Rabbi Meyer commented, “We greatly enjoyed watching the awards and were very moved by the incredible actions of the winners. It was inspiring to see the dedication and commitment of the winners and humbling to have been deemed worthy to have been selected as a finalist.
Meeting the Commissioner was an incredible honour and an absolute highlight. The warmth she showed as well as the genuine interest in our work was greatly appreciated. It is an afternoon we will remember and treasure for years to come.”