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.

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During the month of May, NICCO will be highlighting our training provision.
NICCO is the updated version of the well-established Barnardo's i-HOP knowledge hub.
The Council of Europe has detailed new policy guidelines aimed at safeguarding the rights and interests of children of imprisoned parents.
As part of our continuing focus this month on mothers in prison, here are links to some of our most popular guides and studies on issues around maternal imprisonment.
Lucy Baldwin is a Senior lecturer in Criminology based in the Community & Criminal Justice Division, located within the Health and Life Sciences faculty of De Montfort University.
We recently spoke with two Mothers who are currently in custody, Lisa is 37 and is coming towards the end of her sentence and Louise, 36 and has only recently been sentenced
We are happy to support the Prison Reform Trust (PRT) which is currently engaged in a major three-year Transforming Lives programme
Polly Wright, Children’s Services Manager for Barnardo’s, has announced the launch of a revised i-HOP web site.
During March we will be featuring articles, interviews and blogs on the subject of maternal imprisonment and the impact on families.
A major piece of research describing the implications of maternal imprisonment on children has been published.
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups continue to be over represented within the prison population. In 2017 over a quarter of prisoners were from a minority ethnic group (MoJ).
A new handbook designed to help children deal with and understand the imprisonment of a loved one has been published by Pact.

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