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We understand that reliable information is invaluable, and finding it requires time or resources that aren't always readily available. 


To support children and families of offenders and professionals who work with them, we have compiled our findings and resources into downloadable and easy to reach folders / links below.  

Hidden sentencE

Training material

Hidden Sentence is a training course is for all professionals whose work brings them in to contact with prisoners’ families. All of our training material is available for download.

A study into the role of prison-based Family Support Workers and reports from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia.

Resources for 


In every school community there are children affected by having a parent or close relative in prison or in the criminal justice system. Our files and resources are available for download.

Winston Churchill Trust Reports


'Little children

big challenges'

Little Children, Big Challenges provides much-needed resources for families with young children (ages 3 – 8) as they encounter the difficult changes and transitions that come with a parent's incarceration.

The NICCO Directory of Resources provides details of the huge number of tools, activites, practice models and guidance that have been developed by agencies to support offenders and their children and families.



Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support the families of people affected by imprisonment. 


Their purpose is to improve outcomes for children and families affected by imprisonment so they can live healthy, active lives free from stigma and impediment.



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