Prisoners' children haven't committed a crime
Every year in the UK, over 300,000 children experience the imprisonment of a parent. It often leads to shame, guilt & isolation resulting in failure at school. These children are three times more prone to mental health problems than their peers. Keeping in contact can be difficult from behind bars; prisoners may be held long distances from their families. Those that maintain contact are up to 6 times less likely to re-offend.
‘My little girl was starting to forget me...’
Storybook Dads enables families to reconnect through the magic of storytelling. We help parents in prison to record bedtime stories and messages for their children on CD or DVD. For many families, these story discs are a lifeline, helping to heal rifts and build vital family relationships. It shows the children they are loved and missed. It helps prisoners to feel valued as parents and gives them the opportunity to have a positive impact on their children’s lives.