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

247. Oral Evidence from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has heard oral evidence from panels of experts, government ministers and service users, regarding outcomes for the Children of imprisoned Mothers. Below are links to transcripts of that evidence. Session 1 - 13/03/19 Session 2 - 13/02/19 Session 3 - 20/02/19 Session 4 - 06/03/19

248. Farmer Review Updates - April 2019

Updates on the implementation of recommendations resulting from the Farmer Review ‘Improving Family Ties to Prevent Reoffending and Reduce Intergenerational Crime’ (published August 2017) On 5 September 2017 at the launch of the Farmer report, the Government welcomed the 19 recommendations that resulted from the review.  Progress has been made on most of the recommendations but there are still a handful that will require longer-term structural reform to be delivered....

249. The Little Book of Adverse Childhood Experiences

It has now been well established that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can have a profound affect on outcomes in adult life. Results published in April 2019 from a survey in Parc Prison showed that 84% of men in custody had experienced at least one ACE before the age of 18. Having a parent in prison is also considered to be an ACE. 'The Little Book of Adverse Childhood Experiences' is a handy guide aimed at informing front line practitioners who may be working with those...

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250. Visiting Times app from Prison Image Ltd

Every year over 300,000 children are affected by the imprisonment of a parent. The experience is stressful and emotional. Knowing what to expect can help.   In 2013 prison photographer Andy Aitchison created Prison Image Ltd bringing together a creative team to build an app called Visiting Times to help those affected by giving them a bit more information about what to expect.   Through the free Visiting Times app, you can: - hear about other families’...

251. Supporting the Families of Sex Offenders

This PDF contains the findings of the conference 'Breaking the taboo: Supporting the families of sex offenders' held on 13 February 2013.

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