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22nd Mar, 2019

Families Conference held at Askham Grange

The 2nd Developing Effective Practice for Families and Significant Others National Conference was held on 5th March 2019

A great turn out meant that for a while it was 'standing room only' at the 2nd HMPPS Families National Conference.

The conference was opened by Simon Scott (pictured) who spoke of his time as being both a parent and a serving prisoner, and of how he has used those experiences to build a successful and meaningful life for himself post-release. Simon also went on to act as host for the rest of the day.

Other speakers included Debbie McKay who spoke on issues around Care Leavers, Angus Mulready-Jones from HMIP and Lord Farmer.

There was also a powerful presentation from Danielle (pictured) partner of a serving prisoner who described how her life has been affected by the imprisonment of her children’s father.

There were 5 workshop sessions covering subjects from how to listen to the family’s voice to innovative extended visits.

A full list of the slides/presentations from the day and other material can be seen here.

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