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 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.
Barnardo's 'Children Affected by Parental Offending' (CAPO) delivers its first international training session for professionals
Barnardo's Essex Children Affected by Parental Imprisonment (CAPI) Service has just released the evaluation paper from their conference: 'Hidden cost on Offender Families'.
Over the last few weeks there have been a number of articles published in the media highlighting serious concerns in the prison service.
Today (2 October 2017) is the roll out day for new HMPPS Children and Family provider contracts across England and Wales
This new briefing from Barnardo's i-HOP is the first to be launched with the collaboration of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation.
Guest blog: David Kendall a freelance facilitator of Safegrounds Fathers Inside programme talks about a recent course at HMP Bullingdon
Guest Blog: Steph Eaton of Barnardo's Essex Service on being a SPOC/CAPI Champion
This landmark review was commissioned by the Secretary of State as part of the Government's reform agenda.

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