Directory of Resources

The NICCO Directory of Resources provides details of the huge number of tools, activities, practice models and guidance that have been developed by agencies to support offenders and their children and families.

Whether you are working directly with children, supporting offenders to maintain parental contact, helping a parent to prepare their child for a prison visit or simply want to develop your own understanding of the criminal justice system, this directory provides you with a range of resources to support and inform your work.

To support working with Children

Find activities, books, films, sound bites and worksheets to support your work with children and young people. View

Offenders and Families

Find information, books, tools, activities and programmes to support your work with offenders and their partners or family members. View

To support Professional's Practice

Find delivery models, case studies, local and national policies and guidlines, practice guides, briefings and resources for professional learning and development. View

235. Children of Imprisoned Parents 2nd Edition

This revised publication, features a range of initiatives, expertise and good practice. It is designed for professionals, volunteers and decision-makers whose work impacts children with imprisoned parents, either directly (e.g., prison officers) or indirectly (e.g., judges and sentencers).

236. Family Learning in Prisons: An Evaluation Toolkit for Tutors

The Learning & Work Institute has been funded by HMPPS to produce a new document: Family Learning in Prisons (FLIP) - An Evaluation Toolkit for Tutors. The guide has been written for prison staff, tutors and providers who are delivering or commissioning family learning programmes in prisons.     The guide consists of an evaluation toolkit and description of how it can be used to evidence the impact of family learning...

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237. Updates on the implementation of recommendations resulting from the Farmer Review

Updates on the implementation of recommendations resulting from the Farmer Review: ‘The Importance of Strengthening Prisoners' Family Ties to Prevent reoffending and Reduce Intergenerational Crime’ August 2017   On 5 September 2017 at the launch of the Farmer Review, the Government welcomed the 19 recommendations that resulted from the report.  Progress has been made on most of the recommendations but there are still a handful that will require longer-term...

238. Keeping children safe in education

This document contains statutory guidance for schools and colleges in order that they maintain a child centred and coordinated approach to safeguarding. The NICCO website is referenced in the document for supporting children with a parent in prison.

239. Promises, promises: Can the female offender strategy deliver?

This article by Natalie Booth (De Montfort University), Isla Masson (University of Leicester), and Lucy Baldwin (De Montfort University) was written in response to the Governments Female Offender Strategy which was published in June 2018. A log-in to Sage Journals will be required to access it.

240. Howard League: Early Career Academics Network Bulletin Nov 2018

This Bulletin, published by the Howard League for Penal Reform, contains an article written by Isla Masson (University of Leicester) and Natalie Booth (De Montfort University): 'Examining prisoners’ families: definitions, developments and difficulties' In the piece, both the meaning and definition of 'family' are explored, with particular reference to the Criminal Justice System.

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