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Children affected by the imprisonment of a family member: A handbook for schools developing good practice

Children affected by the imprisonment of a family member: A handbook for schools developing good practice

Morgan, Julia ORCID: 0000-0001-6218-7593 and Gill, Owen (2014) Children affected by the imprisonment of a family member: A handbook for schools developing good practice. Manual. Barnardos, Essex.

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Abstract

At Barnardo’s we recognise that children affected by the imprisonment of a family member are a highly vulnerable group. They face significant pressures during the period of imprisonment and are at risk of poorer outcomes afterwards. Having a parent or other family member in prison, can impact on a child’s sense of identity and how they interact with their family and community. Equally importantly, it can impact on their lives at school. As schooling is the most universal service provision for children, it is crucial that schools address the needs of the children who are affected by this issue. Many schools are making good progress in this area, but we know from our work that the quality varies. Barnardo’s has been involved for several years in developing services for children affected by parental imprisonment both within prisons and within the communities in which the children live. Our work is based on trying to see the ‘whole child’ in order to understand the wider impact of having a family member in prison. Barnardo’s are also involved in influencing work to raise awareness among other agencies of the needs of this group and to support partnership approaches that meet those needs. This handbook is part of that influencing work and has been adapted from a handbook that was produced by Barnardo’s South West. Our intention with this handbook is to produce a readily accessible resource that can help schools in Wales support children affected by parental imprisonment.

Item Type: Monograph (Manual)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-1-907645-04-4
Uncontrolled Keywords: children of prisoners; support in 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: 10 May 2019 12:00
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 6
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/23899

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