GETTING SUPPORT REFERRING FAMILIES PROFESSIONAL REFERRALS TO FAMILIES APART  PROTOCOL   E-BULLETINS

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DID YOU KNOW?
  • 60% of the prison population has dependent children
  • 200,000 children/young people in England and Wales have a parent in prison.
  • Children/young people with a parent in prison are more likely to suffer with mental health problems than their peers.
  • This group of children may feel worry, shame, anger, embarrassment, confusion, fear, sadness, grief, relief, guilt, burden, worthlessness.

 

Families Apart is a project managed by Kingston Parenting charity, Kingston WelCare. The project offers practical and emotional support to local families who may be struggling with a variety of issues as a result of a close member of the family being imprisoned.

As well as direct work with families, the project offers a consultation service to Kingston professionals and agencies working with prisoners’ families and promotes awareness of the needs of children and young people with a close relative in prison through training and regular e-bulletins.