Family area FAQs Who can take part? Our scheme is open to anyone in prison regardless of their crime or IEP status. The only rule is that the applicant has approved contact with the child they want to do the story for. Once they apply, this will be checked and approved/rejected by the Offender Management Unit in each prison. Is it just for Dads/Mums? No, anyone in prison can apply to take part for a child relative Although the scheme is primarily for parents, most prisons allow other family members to participate including grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles.