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Prisoners resources and services

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Children of prisoners: arrest

This film for social workers, probation officers and family support workers shows how children are affected when a parent or adult family member is arrested – especially when it happens at home. Families talk from their own experience about the traumatic and sometimes lasting effect on children.

Children of prisoners: custody

This film for probation officers, children’s trusts, prison staff and teachers shows how realistic information and keeping in contact with a parent in custody can reduce anxiety. It considers the support that helps a child manage their distress, especially when imprisonment of a parent can mean stigma and hardship.

Children of prisoners: release

This video for family support and children’s services, prison and probation services and families of prisoners considers the particular difficulties families can face following release. These are often overlooked and unexpected. However, this may be when the family needs most support.

Communication skills: overview of communication skills in social work

Part of e-Learning courses

This e-learning resource introduces the breadth and complexity of communication skills in social work. This resource will further your understanding of: the principles of effective communication as a two or more way process (underpinned by values such as participation and inclusion); how context shapes communication and can facilitate or impede effective communication within the social work role and task.

Children of prisoners: the pathway from arrest to release

Part of e-Learning courses

This resource introduces you to an interactive pathway through the criminal justice system and along the way you will learn about key professionals, their roles and responsibilities and key resources and services available. This resource will further your understanding of: the pathway through the Criminal Justice System encompassing the stages of arrest, court, prison sentence and release; the voluntary sector services and resources that are available at each stage of the pathway; the roles and responsibilities at each stage of the pathway for: police officers, social workers, children’s service, behavioural support workers, Sure Start children’s centre staff, and probation officers.

Children of prisoners: an introduction

Part of e-Learning courses

This resource provides an introduction to the experience of having a parent in prison through the use of video footage. There is then a quiz to test your knowledge of key facts and figures relating to this area. By the end of this resource you should have a better understanding of: who children of prisoners are and what they may have to go through; why it is important to know about these children; how many children are affected; the social and emotional impact of parental imprisonment on a child; key facts and figures; and the legislation that relates to this group.

Children of prisoners: maintaining family ties

This guide brings together resources and research about maintaining family ties for children of prisoners. It provides a review of literature from the past fifteen years as well as examples of practice from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland of what works to support children and their families.

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