Children of prisoners - maintaining family ties


The following conclusions have been derived from both the literature review and the field research. This section is split into four sub-headings:


Strategy and policy

Training and awareness-raising

What works?

The practice survey demonstrated that there are models of innovative and effective practice that can be replicated. In addition the research highlighted other models of practice from across the world.



Regional and local

The conclusions drawn from this project present a number of challenges to policy-makers, statutory and voluntary organisations. Any work carried out with families of prisoners cuts across all sectors and requires a multi-disciplinary approach in order to improve the outcomes for children affected by imprisonment. The next section contains a list of recommendations drawn from the findings and conclusions of the project fieldwork and research.