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

253. Lord Farmer Oakwood Speech

This is the text of the keynote speech: 'How Normalisation is impacting our Family Agenda' given by Lord Farmer at HMP Oakwood on 22 May 2019 as part of the conference that launched the new Family Visits Lounges.

254. Toolkit for Supporting Care Leavers in Custody

‘Those with experience of the care system are more likely to have experienced significant trauma and abuse and other disadvantage that can put them more at risk of violence, self-harm and suicide when in prison. Many also have experiences of being failed by their corporate parents and can come to prison feeling extremely isolated and angry.’ Farmer Review, (2017)    ‘HMPPS will provide a framework of provision and policies that together, will work to...

255. Assisted Prison Visits Unit re-branding

This document describes how the HMPPS APVU (Assisted Prison Visits Unit) has been re-branded and extended to be 'Family Services'

256. Human Rights Committee Report: Children whose mothers are in prison.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has published a report on the Right to family life: Children whose mothers are in prison. After hearing powerful evidence, MPs and Peers propose urgent reform to data collection, sentencing, support for children, and pregnancy and maternity for mothers in prison. Human Rights Committee Chair Harriet Harman said: “The right of a child to family life is only given lip service when their mothers are sent to prison. The harmful effects of a...

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257. Report on HMP Oakwood

This report is a record of a visit to HMP Oakwood by: Angela Christopher: HMPPS National Families Advisor   Madeleine Percival: Deputy Director for Vulnerable Offenders Policy, MOJ (covering female offender policy) Sylvie Rosseter: Vulnerable Offenders Policy, MOJ (leading on implementation of the Farmer Review for Women) It covers the backgound to the provison at Oakwood for families and children of prisoners as well as activities designed to enhance relationships. The...

258. HMP & YOI Moorland Family Information Booklet

This is the Family Information Leaflet produced by HMP & YOI Moorland. 'At HMP Moorland we think it is really important to work with both prisoners and their families. We understand that when someone you care about goes to prison you have lots of questions and uncertainties. This is an information booklet that we developed so that you know as much as possible about how we will care for your loved one while they are at HMP Moorland, what it will be like for them and how you can stay...

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