Family area Support Action for Prisoners' and Offenders' Families Action for Prisoners' and Offenders' Families works for the benefit of prisoners' and offenders' families by supporting families who are affected by imprisonment. Action For Families Enduring Criminal Trauma AFFECT are a group of people who currently have, or have had, a family member in prison. Founded in 2001, AFFECT offer confidential and non-judgemental support. Barnardo's As one of the UK's leading children's charities, Barnardo's works directly with 301,100 children, young people, parents and carers every year, running over 1000 vital services across the UK. Prisoners' Families Helpline The National Prisoners’ Families Helpline can support you if a family member is in contact with the criminal justice system; providing advice and information on all aspects from what happens on arrest, visiting a prison to preparing for release.