Mothers of Bedford

Women are the fastest growing population in today’s U.S. prisons and 80 percent of those women are mothers of school-aged children. This is an alarming figure and one that piqued the interest of Jenifer McShane, who after much research, decided to direct the documentary, “Mothers of Bedford.”  The film examines the question: Is it possible […]


Radio Scotland’s ‘Call Kaye’

Incredibly well done to Sarah and Michelle for their input to Radio Scotland’s ‘Call Kaye’ programme this morning, with Kirsty Wark.  Michelle was able to highlight the importance of the Helpline, and several people got in touch after the programme, including a number of teachers.  Definitely worth a ‘listen again’! BBCi player – Call Kaye […]


Taxpayers Alliance Criticises APVU Scheme

Our response to The Courier article in which the Taxpayers Alliance criticised the work of the Assisted Prison Visists’ Unit (feel free to copy!): Dear Ms Smyth, I read your article of 26 March (Fund To Pay For Prison Visits Comes Under Fire) with interest, as supporting families to maintain contact with loved ones in prison […]


Radio 4 – Women’s Hour

We hope you tuned into Radio 4’s Women’s Hour hear Sarah Roberts talking about her work with schools to support children of prisoners! Teacher training in Scotland to support kids with family in prison – our new project in Scotland aims to help teachers who have children in their class affected by imprisonment. Trips to […]


Books for Children

We would like to let everyone know about two books that have been published that focus on the difficulties children experience when a parent goes into prison. Please click on the images below to see how you can get your copy.       


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