Children Heard and Seen

A Parent’s Story 1: Adele

Below is the first in a new series of blog posts created by those caring for children with a parent in prison that we have supported. The series aims to shine a light on the harms experienced by children and families when a parent goes to prison, and highlight the benefits that providing good support can bring.

Please click the button below to read Adele’s story. Adele is a mother caring for two children with a parent in prison and has accessed support for both her children and her self. In her post, she explains the difficulty of facing societal shame and stigma, the way in which the media vilifies families of prisoners and the benefits of accessing one of our peer support groups.

 The parent support group mentioned here is open to all parents/carers of children we support and provides an opportunity for peer to peer support for families experiencing imprisonment.