The Charity Awards 2024

We are very proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for this year's charity awards Read more

Thank you to The Brothers Trust

for inviting us to Tom Holland's Posh Pub Quiz. The Brothers Trust (Tom Holland and his three brothers) aim to shine a light on charities who struggle to be heard. Read more

Our 2022 Annual Review

Read all about the impact of our work in our latest Annual Review Read more

International Literacy Day

On this International Literacy day, we are very proud to be playing a part in improving Literacy levels in prison. What better way to encourage someone to engage with reading than being able to read a bedtime story to their child... Read more

CSJ Award 2022

We are very proud to announce that we are have won a 2022 Centre for Social Justice Award! Read more

Our 2021 Annual Review

Read all about the impact of our work in our latest Annual Review Read more

New year, new stories!

We've been working hard to bring our coordinators a new selection of books to add to the old favourites.. Read more

A special Thank You

From Mums and Dads in HMP Drake Hall and HMP Hollesley Bay. Read more

Podcast: The Extraordinary Ordinary

Our CEO Sharon, talks about the pleasure it brings her to enable prisoners to have meaningful contact with their children, the broader ways the scheme helps them to be rehabilitated and the pivot she was forced to make during lockdown. Read more

'Delight for children who receive bedtime stories from their imprisoned parent'

a recent InYourArea article by The Rotary Club of Tiverton Read more

What’s in a story?

We are celebrating National Storytelling Week because we know how important something that appears so simple really is. It is also Children's Mental Health Week which is another hugely important reason we continue to keep parents and children connected through the power of stories. Read more

Our 2020 Annual Review

Read all about the impact of our work in our latest Annual Review Read more

Storybook Dads mentioned in Covid prison update

Jo Farrar (HMPSS CEO) mentioned Storybook Dads in the Covid Prison update in Inside Time. Published 3rd January 2021 Read more

We receive an award from the High Sheriff of Devon

We are very proud to receive an award from the High Sheriff of Devon, Gerald Hine-Haycock, in recognition for our work with prisoners and their families. Read more

Recording with Chomo the PAT dog at HMP Exeter

We had the honour of working with the lovely Chomo, a Pets As Therapy (PAT) dog. Read more

Introducing: Swaps

Started because of Covid-19 restrictions. Prisoners and their children ‘swap’ a pack of activity sheets so they can learn interesting and fun stuff about each other. Read more

Introducing: Families on Film

Our Families on Film project helps to keep imprisoned parents in touch with their children. Children/immediate family members can record videos at home, send it to us and we will get it to their loved one in prison, on DVD. Read more

Our 2019 Annual Review

Read all about the impact of our work in our latest Annual Review Read more

HRH Princess Anne visits the Storybook Dads HQ

Storybook Dads had the pleasure of meeting Princess Anne, who visited us at our Head Office and national editing suite based in HMP Channings Wood. Read more

The Big Friendly Gig

Kid-friendly matinee indie/punk shows in Watford raising money for Storybook Dads. Includes activities for the kids and an all in inclusive and welcoming environment on a Sunday afternoon. Read more

Our 2018 Annual Review

Read all about the impact of our work in our latest Annual Review Read more

Storybook Dads receives donation from Libraries Unlimited

Chief Executive of Libraries Unlimited, Ciara Eastell OBE and Vice Chair of the Board of trustees, David Lockwood, visited our HQ to present us with the cheque and have a tour of our editing suite. Read more

BBC Stories: Reading bedtime stories helped me survive prison

"Lewis was struggling in prison, feeling isolated from his young family and increasingly "cold". Then he was shown a way of doing something that many parents take for granted - reading to his children - and everything began to change...." Read more