Children & Young People Affected by Imprisonment of Parents
It is estimated that there are 200,000 children affected by parental imprisonment in England and Wales, with 7% of children experiencing the imprisonment of their father during their schooling years.
Sadly, the potential stigma and bullying attached to parental imprisonment can often mean that children (and their parents) do not want people to know about their home situation. This means that often the needs of these children are not supported.
Possible negative impacts on children & young people:
- Stigma and bullying
- Health Issues, both physical and mental health
- Financial difficulties, with an increased likelihood of experiencing poverty
NICCO (National Information Centre on Children of Offenders) – an online knowledge hub of services, resources and training
For Parents & Carers:
Offenders’ Families Helpline : Helpline: 0808 808 2003
For Children & Young People:
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