POPS deliver a range of engaging workshops and training designed to raise awareness about the issues that families of prisoners face, explore the impact of family member offending, promote effective inter-agency working and improve service delivery.
The imprisonment of a family member can have significant and long-lasting emotional and practical consequences for those who remain on the outside. Stigma and isolation often ensures these families remain hidden from statutory services, and withdrawn from community support, increasing their vulnerability.
Increasing awareness is vital to ensuring these families receive the support they need to overcome the potential impact on their mental health, financial stability and social wellbeing.
In the coming months we will be running two Hidden Sentence Training Sessions. Hidden Sentence is for all professionals who work with children, families and offenders including children’s centre workers, troubled families workers, school staff, play workers, health visitors, and family intervention teams.
The course gives a clear overview of the issues facing prisoners’ families, examines in depth the emotional and practical impact of imprisonment on families and explores a range of strategies and resources to help you support them. The training utilises a mixture of taught material, group-work, video content and desk-based activities to engage all learning styles.
‘Very informative, opened my eyes as to how much children can be affected by having a parent in prison.’
We would be grateful for your assistance in promoting this training opportunity amongst your members.
The dates and booking links are below:
If any of your members would be interested in finding out more about the other courses we offer, or delivery in a team setting, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 0161 702 1000.