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Supporting children of offenders

i-HOP- Supporting all professionals to work with the children and families of offenders. The i-HOP service, provides a free to access one stop information hub to help you work with these potentially vulnerable families. Find local and national targeted services, training and events, case studies, quality assessed research and policy as well as practice models and case studies to inspire you. i-HOP is run by Barnardo’s and funded by the Department for Education.

i-HOP Quality Statements and Toolkit. This free practical resource is structured around 8 central aspects of work with offenders’ children and families. It includes check lists for you to self assess your service’s work with this group and a template to enable you to develop a realistic work plan.

Child's Journey

A collection of worksheets covering such topics as visits, remand and court, arrest and school. The sheets are designed to be used by school staff and family members alongside the child or young person.

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Action for prisoners' families


Family support for children and families affected by imprisonment (Barnardos)

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