Approximately 160,000 children have a parent in prison in the UK. Research, both nationally and internationally, has shown that children who have a parent in prison are more likely than any other group of children to face significant disadvantages, are more likely to come from families with complex needs and are less likely to meet child well-being indicators. They are often invisible in their schools and communities and receive little support or recognition of the challenges they face.
This innovative one day conference, a collaboration between Plymouth University and Barnardo's, brings together researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, children and families to explore the issues in some depth and to critically examine practice and policy responses. The day promises to be truly unique as alongside presentations from leading national figures there will be a performance from a local theatre group, Young Company TR2 Theatre Royal Plymouth, about children’s experiences.
For further information about the aims of the conference, the programme and how to get involved as a delegate or a presenter, please visit the Plymouth University website