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Sarah Burrows

“What upsets me is that I can’t be Grandma”: The Experiences of Grandparent Carers of Children with a Parent in Prison

Click here to read the full report In the UK, whilst much academic attention has been paid to the impact of imprisonment on children and romantic partners of prisoners, very few studies have focused specifically on the experiences of grandparents who find themselves in the role of primary caregiver to a child whose parent is …

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OSCB Safeguarding Conference: Understanding My World

In March 2020 our founder Sarah Burrows and some of the young people we support were invited to speak at the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board’s annual safeguarding conference. The theme of the conference was ‘Understanding My World’ and focused on hearing children’s voices to better understand their lived experience. As well as Children Heard And Seen, attendees heard from …

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Covid-19 response

Covid-19 response

As with many charities and organisations we have been faced with huge challenges by Covid-19, mainly how we can continue to support our vulnerable and already isolated families whilst maintaining social distancing. On 24th March 2020 prison visits in the UK were suspended, meaning that many of the children we support were unable to have …

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Seven Calls to action

Seven Calls To Action

On Friday 14th June 2019, Children Heard and Seen and MyTime jointly hosted the first children’s voice conference for children with a parent in prison, ‘Our Time To Be Heard‘. The conference was held in the iconic Churchill Rooms at Westminster, and was attended by MPs, policy makers, Peers, academics and journalists. It was entirely …

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Sarah Burrows ensures prisoners’ kids are heard and seen

The children of prisoners seem invisible in this whole equation,” says Sarah Burrows, founder of Children Heard and Seen. The charity supports children and families with parents or partners serving time, fighting the stigma and shame they face in their communities. Children whose parents have been convicted are three times more likely to commit a crime …

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