Children Heard and Seen


Our objective as an organisation is not to expand exponentially into a national charity, but to cease to exist in the next 3-5 years. The aim is for parental imprisonment to be officially recognised in law, and for there to be a national system of identification and support for children with a parent in prison. You can help us make this happen!

Write to your local MP:

Writing to your MP is an effective way to make your voice heard. Your MP is elected to represent you in parliament and has the ultimate power to effect legislative change. Change happens from the ground up - if we all took local action, it would lead to national change. Your MP’s contact details should be listed – you can contact them via email or letter.

What to Say:

We recommend making your letter as personal as possible – MPs are more likely to act if they can see that something has personally affected one of their constituents. Below is a template letter highlighting the harms of parental imprisonment and suggesting our proposed change to the current law to identify and support children with a parent in prison. Feel free to use this template and add/amend your own words to it. Remember to write your full name and address as part of your letter/email to ensure a response.

Find your local MP:

If you don't know who your local MP is, or would like to know their contact details, follow the link below and enter your postcode.​