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Children and Families

Although many of the older offenders may not have dependant children, their grandchildren, wives, husbands and older children are still very important to them for a feeling of support, structure and well-being. Some of the activities we organise that fit into this pathway include:

  • Card making: an effective way of maintaining links with loved ones
  • Book marks: a thoughtful, light gift that can be posted easily
  • Over 50’s Family Days: with a quiz, enabling families to work together as a team.

Action for Prisoners Families estimate that:

  • In the United Kingdom approximately 200,000 children have a parent sent to prison each year.
  • During their time at school 7% of children experience their father’s imprisonment, with 59% of the male prison population and 66% of female prisoners, having a dependant child.
  • The children of prisoners are 3 times more likely to take part in anti-social and delinquent behaviour. 
  • 65% of boys who have a father in prison will go onto offend themselves.

Impact Pathways offer practitioners and service users access to organisations providing support for children and families in the Gloucestershire, Avon, Bristol and Somerset areas.

 

Thursday, March 19th 2020
RECOOP’s work with older prisoners has been highlighted as good practice in a recent HMPPS Diversity & Inclusion Team presentation “Assessing and Meeting the Needs of Older Residents”....
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