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

265. HMP Moorland Family Strategy January 2021

When we generated our first Family Strategy document 12 months ago, we committed to developing our family services strategy and provision and whilst there is still work to do, we have seen some real achievements in this area.

266. HMP Guys Marsh Family Newsletter January 2021

Prison social visits are temporarily suspended at Guys Marsh following the national lockdown. There may be the opportunity for visits under exceptional compassionate reasons, which should be agreed in advance with the prison prior to travel. There are a number of other ways to contact someone in prison if you are unable to visit them. You can: Leave a voice message using the Prison Voicemail Service Send them an email using the Email a Prisoner Service Write a letter to them...

267. HMP Guys Marsh Family Newsletter February 2021

For this month’s newsletter we wanted to give an update surrounding our current regime restrictions in light of the rise of COVID both within establishments and the community. In the Newsletter we will also address some frequently asked questions by Family & Friends as well as updates on how we can try and ensure that ties with Families & Significant others are maintained and supported by staff throughout this lockdown. 

268. HMP Guys Marsh Family Newsletter March 2021

For this month’s newsletter we wanted to give an update surrounding the Employment and Educational opportunities we have here at Guys Marsh for our residents. In line with the community guidelines surrounding easing the restrictions, this process will also begin to follow within the Prison Service- although at a slower pace. Therefore, it is important for us to get discussions started surrounding purposeful activity and how you as families, friends and loved ones can support us in...

269. HMP Frankland Families and Significant Others March 2021

Supporting a prisoner to develop meaningful and constructive relationship with his or her family or significant others, should be a primary focus for anyone caring for those in custody who hope to achieve positive change and transform lives. 

270. HMP & YOI Parc Families and Significant Other Strategy 2021-22

HMP & YOI Parc has over the last decade developed a specific strategy and model of family interventions that we believe makes a clear positive impact on prisoners in our care, their children, family and significant others. The Invisible Walls Family Services model is an evidence-based approach that seeks to contribute to three key areas of ongoing concern and which in themselves represent our Terms of Reference for the strategy.

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