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Support for Prisoners’ Families

Support Links

APF (Action for Prisoners Families) the national voice for organisations supporting prisoners’ families and friends

Adfam the leading national organisation working with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol

Affect an organisation for families and friends facing possible 'life'/long prison sentences enables you to send an email to prisoners in participating prisons in the UK

Pact (The Prison Advice & Care Trust) supports children and families of prisoners, and prisoners inside and on release

Partners of Prisoners and Families' Support provides support anyone who has a link with someone in prison

Prison Chat UK is an online community giving support to those who have a loved one inside the British prison system

Prisoners' Families and Friends Service advice & support for families and friends of anyone in prison or remanded in custody

Prisoners' Families Helpline offers information and support to anyone with a relative or friend in prison 0808 800 2003

Safe Ground educates prisoners and young people at risk in the community and runs Family Man &  Fathers Inside courses in prisons

Children, Parenting and Family Organisations

Centre for Separated Families supports  those affected by family separation and helps parents to put their children first

Families Need Fathers seeks to obtain, for the children, the best possible blend of both parents in the lives of children

The Fatherhood Institute this section of the website looks at the impact of incarceration upon fathers and their families

Match (Mothers apart from their children) offers non-judgemental emotional support to mothers who are apart from their child

Young Minds help and support to improve the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people

Earlybreak support and advice for young people and their families who have issues with alcohol or drugs

Families Outside a national charity in Scotland that supports families involved in the criminal justice system Book Trust provide initiatives to encourage children of all ages to read. The Federation of Children’s Books Groups promotes reading among children of all ages. A parent-friendly website which includes top tips and useful resources to encourage children to read. The campaign ‘Reading is Fundamental’ is an excellent way to promote a love of reading among children.

Literacy and Reading Organisations

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