Grantee profile

One Small Thing

One Small Thing is a charity dedicated to redesigning the justice system for women and their children. It was set up in 2014 in response to unacceptable levels of suicide and self-harm across women’s prisons in England, and feedback from prison staff who wanted to better understand and respond to the underlying trauma behind this. The charity works to: Redesign the way the justice system responds to women and their children; Educate prison residents to understand how trauma can affect them and equip them with the skills to respond, and train frontline staff across sectors to respond effectively to trauma; Influence politicians and policy makers to encourage culture change across the justice system. One Small Thing’s commitment to systemic change for women and their children in the justice system has inspired them to build Hope Street, a pioneering residential community in Hampshire for women and their children. From within a healing, trauma-informed, residential environment, women and children will have access to a range of specialist support. Through Hope Street, One Small Thing aims to create a blueprint for change that can be replicated across the country and achieve better outcomes for women, their children and society.