Our series of publications are for professionals working directly or indirectly with families of offenders and prisoners. All of our publications are free to download. These publications were created by Action for Prisoners' and Offenders' Families which is now part of Family Lives.

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Supporting the Families of Sex Offenders – findings from a symposium

04 February 2013
Action for Prisoners’ Families has had a particular interest in the families of serious and sex offenders1 for some years. Specific concerns which families and practitioners have raised with us over this time include: difficulties for children trying to maintain relationships with their imprisoned parents; MAPPA and its effects on the family; convictions for historical offences and the impact on older family members, and the dearth in provision of information and support.

Promoting Good Mental Health in Prisons - Guidance for prisoners

15 June 2011
This guidance outlines how prisoners can be supported in maintaining as good mental health as possible. First, however, you need to take care of your own health. Think about how the guidance given here could apply to you too. This fact sheet is based on a presentation given by James Ward to families at a ‘Family Voices’ event in Durham. This work was supported by Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales.

Dealing with the Media

14 March 2011
This fact sheet is based on a presentation given by journalist, Max Daly, to families at an Action for Prisoners’ Families event in March 2011. It was produced as part of the ‘Family Voices’ work supported by Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales
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