If you work in a school, there are a number of ways that you can support children and young people who have a family member in prison. 

We have developed a variety of resources that could be of use. Here you can find:

  • A School Policy Framework which outlines your commitment to support children affected by imprisonment - this can be displayed on your school website and available to parents on request.
  • Lesson plan - a PSHE lesson plan to raise awareness of the issues that students may be experiencing when their family member goes to prison.
  • A feelings chart - this can be used to support children and young people to express how they are feeling. 
  • Our William The Bear postcard which children can fill out to tell teachers how they are feeling and how you can support them.

We can also provide training and telephone support as well as one to one support and group sessions for children and young people in some areas. To find out more, call us on 0808 808 3444 or email us on hearourvoice@prisonadvice.org.uk

From this I am able to understand my role as a teacher and what I can do to support a child with a family member in prison.

Quote from a trainee teacher who participated in one of Pact's courses.