The RSPCA Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) 2016 results.

The awards in 2016 saw entries at an extremely high standard with a record number receiving a gold award. Thank you to all the achievers and new entries who continue to make the Community Animal Welfare Footprints a success. More than 80 local authorities and housing providers hit the high standards necessary in the different categories to achieve Gold.  It is excellent to see that many are still providing a ‘gold standard’ service with regards to animal welfare.

For the full list of 2016 achievers please see below. If you notice your colleagues on the 2016 list please take the time to congratulate them on their efforts to improve animal welfare in their organisation. To enter the 2017 awards click here.


Full List of 2016 CAWF Winners

The winner of the Innovator Award 2016 and the runner-up will be announced at the awards presentation in November.

The following authorities were awarded the Animal Establishments Licensing Footprint:
Tendring District Council, London Borough of Lambeth, City of London Corporation, East Hampshire District Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Winchester City Council

Southend Borough Council, Swindon Borough Council

The following authorities were awarded the Contingency Planning Footprint:
Northamptonshire County Council, Bracknell Forest Council, Bristol City Council, Telford & Wrekin Council, London Borough of Camden Council.

Association of Greater Manchester Authorities Civil Contingencies and Resilience Unit

Stroud District Council, Leeds City Council, London Borough of Waltham Forest, East Hampshire District Council, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council.

The following authorities and organisations were awarded the Housing Footprint:
North Kesteven District Council, West Kent Housing Association, Dacorum Borough Council, Lambeth Council, Sutton Housing Partnership, London Borough Wandsworth, Leeds City Council, Fortis Living, Sussex Housing and Care, Housing Hartlepool, AmicusHorizon Ltd.

Homes in Sedgemoor, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Hanover Housing Association, Yarlington Housing Group.

Bolton at Home, Tendring District Council Housing Services, Bracknell Forest Homes, Hastoe Housing Association, Derby Homes Ltd, The Wrekin Housing Trust, Stroud District Council, Gravesham Borough Council, A1 Housing, Westminster City Council, Swindon Borough Council, Aldwyck Housing Group.

The following authorities were awarded the Stray Dogs Footprint:
Ashfield District Council, Basildon Borough Council, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Borough of Poole Environmental & Consumer Protection Services, Breckland Council, Brent Council, Charnwood Borough Council, Cherwell District Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cornwall Council, Crawley Borough Council – Community Wardens, Dacorum Borough Council, Darlington Borough Council, East Hampshire District Council, East Hertfordshire District Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Eden District Council, Fareham Borough Council, Forest of Dean District Council, Gosport Borough Council, Hart District Council Dog Warden, Hinckley and, Bosworth Borough Council, Kingston upon Hull City Council, London Borough of Hackney, London Borough of Harrow, London Borough of Islington, London Borough of Lambeth, London Borough of Lewisham, London Borough of Newham, London Borough of Redbridge, London Borough of Waltham Forest, London Borough of Wandsworth, Luton Borough Council, Mansfield District Council
Medway Council, North Warwickshire Borough Council, North West Leicestershire District Council, Northumberland County Council, Oxford City Council, Pendle Borough Council, Portsmouth City Council, Preston City Council, Southend On Sea Borough Council, Stockton on Tees Borough Council, Stroud District Council, Swale Borough Council, Swindon Borough Council, Tendring District Council, Test Valley Borough Council, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, Uttlesford District Council, West Berkshire & Wokingham Environmental Health & Licensing (Wokingham area), West Dorset District Council, Westminster City Council, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, Winchester City Council, Wirral Council, Gravesham Borough Council.

Harlow District Council, Havant Borough Council, South Holland District Council, St Helens Borough Council.

Broxtowe Borough Council, Leeds City Council Dog Warden Service, Middlesbrough Council.


About the Footprints

CAWF covers four areas of service provided by the public sector that has some impact on animal welfare. They are:

  • stray dog services
  • housing
  • contingency planning
  • animal establishments licensing

Each Footprint has three levels – bronze, silver and gold – which carry progressively more demanding criteria. Successful entrants will receive a CAWF gold, silver or bronze logo to use on their organisation’s website and letterheads, subject to terms of usage, as well as a certificate.

Innovator Award

As well as the four Footprints there are also the prestigious RSPCA Innovator Awards. Winners of the Innovator Award receive a trophy, certificate and a CAWF Innovator logo to use on their organisation’s website and letterheads, subject to terms of usage. There is no specific criterion for the Innovator Award but there is guidance within the entry booklet of things to consider. The entries were assessed by a team of experienced judges from the CIEH, Trading Standards and leading animal welfare professionals.

An example of previous winning entries can be viewed here