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The impact of parental imprisonment on children’s school experiences in the UK: an overview of the research literature, policy and practice

The impact of parental imprisonment on children’s school experiences in the UK: an overview of the research literature, policy and practice

Morgan, Julia ORCID: 0000-0001-6218-7593 (2019) The impact of parental imprisonment on children’s school experiences in the UK: an overview of the research literature, policy and practice. In: Hutton, Marie and Moran, Dominique, (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Prison and the Family. Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology . Palgrave. ISBN 978-3030127435 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12744-2)

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Abstract

Millions of children worldwide experience having their parents sent to prison every year (Penal Reform International 2017). Children who experience a parent spending time in prison, are more likely than any other group of children to face significant disadvantages including increased poverty rates; an increase in caring responsibilities; an increase in being bullied and stigmatisation; a decrease in school attendance and attainment; increased mental health problems and an increase in the risk of offending (Morgan & Gill 2013; Morgan et al 2013a; Morgan et al 2013b). Moreover, parental imprisonment has been shown to have a direct impact on children’s academic attainment as well as socio-emotional development often leading to changes in behaviour which may escalate to school exclusion or truancy (SCIE 2008). This chapter will explore the impact that parental imprisonment can have on children’s school experiences and offer recommendations to strengthen support in schools for this group of children.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children of Prisoners; school support
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Faculty of Education & Health > Health & Society Research Group
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2019 14:07
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 5
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/23661

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