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. 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.

236. 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.

237. 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.

238. Prison Service Journal Jan 2019

The Prison Service Journal for January 2019 has a focus on 'Prisons, Prisoners and their Families'

239. Strengthening Prisoners Family Ties

This is the HMPPS Policy Document: Strengthening Prisoners Family Ties. In contains the rules and guidance for prison staff on supporting the maintainance and development of prisoners' relationships with family, significant others and friends.

240. Needs Assessment: Veterans in Custody and their Families

Former members of the Armed Forces constitute one of the largest occupational groupings in prisons in the UK (Howard League for Penal Reform, 2011) with estimates of between 3.5% (DASA, 2010) and 6% (HMIP, 2014) of the prison population. The transition from military to civilian life can be a struggle for both the individual veteran and their families. Accessing employment, debt, housing, alcohol misuse, mental health and family relationships are frequently reported as challenges into the...

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