Our daughter was absolutely over the moon. She has just started school and after watching her Dad she went to school happy, no tears and feeling loved. She even recited his message

We use software to remove mistakes and background noises, then add music and sound effects to enhance the stories. Most of the work is done by specially chosen prisoners who we train to become ‘editors’.

The CD or DVD is then sent to the child. This brings comfort to them as they can hear or see their parent whenever they need to. It shows them they are loved and missed as well as helping them to develop an interest in books and reading. This increases their chances of succeeding at school and significantly improving their social and learning outcomes. 

Enabling an imprisoned parent to maintain contact improves their self-esteem and reduces the likelihood of re-offending as well helping with their child’s well-being.

“One of my main fears coming into prison was how to maintain a good relationship with my children. Storybook Dads helps me do that; being able to do this for my kids means so much to me and without this it would be so much harder.

Below is an example of how we help poor and non-readers take part in our scheme:

Below is an example of an edited example with music and sound effects added:

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