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.



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.
The Committee takes evidence on Children whose mothers are in prison
Shona Minson speaks on the right to family life for children whose mothers are in prison
Helping Establishments to Develop Effective Practice for Families & Significant Others
Strengthening Prisoners Family Ties Policy Framework now published
Why the Inspectorate welcomes the views of Family Support Staff
The Prison Service Journal for January 2019 has a focus on 'Prisons, Prisoners and their Families'
The new site includes a history of the project as well as supplying details on all the latest information.
Helping to make your Christmas Party the best it can be!
Introducing Leonie Harvey-Rolfe, our newly appointed Research Officer who is exploring the needs of Veterans Families.
Baroness Vere singles out NICCO website for praise.

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