News & Views

In our 'News and Views' section you will find updates about new pieces of information added to our Directories and see the latest news from agencies and policy makers working with children and families of offenders.



Message for Children & Families


At NICCO, we think professionals need to hear your voice so they can give you the support you really need. That is why we have made a blog space on our website for you to share your message for professionals. Our messages for professionals blogs also provide the opportunity for children and families to share their views with practitioners about their experiences and reflections on the services they have received.


We would like to know how your experience made you feel, how it affected your family, what support you received or what you think could have been done better. A written blog must be no more than 500 words, but your submission can be in any format, for example a letter, poem, or picture.

So that we know you’re safe, blogs must be submitted by a professional, such as your support worker, teacher, social worker or probation officer.


If you are working with a child or family member who would like to contribute a message for professionals, please Contact Us to submit an entry. If you are interested in staying up-to-date with NICCO you can sign up to receive our regular email newsletter or follow us on Twitter.



This short blog by a Barnardo’s Family Support Worker describes a recent family visit at HMP Portland
Importance of strengthening female offenders' family and other relationships to prevent re-offending and reduce inter-generational crime.
On 22 May, HMP Oakwood held a conference to celebrate the opening of their new suite of Family Lounges
The International Coalition for Children with Incarcerated Parents (INCCIP) is holding it's Second International Biennial Conference
Safak writes of her time in custody and the impact her sentence had on her two children.
The service announces the launch of a new service - Invisible Lives
The Second Update Document of the Farmer Review Now Published
The oral evidence submitted to the committee has now been published.
The 2nd Developing Effective Practice for Families and Significant Others National Conference was held on 5th March 2019
This is part 2 the story of Danielle and her family, continuing to describe how their lives were impacted by the imprisonment of her partner, Marcus
New research by Crest Advisory reports that the number of children affected by parental imprisonment has been underestimated.
This is the story of Danielle and her family, it describes how their lives were impacted by the imprisonment of her partner, Marcus.

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