Support for social workers

As a social worker, it can be challenging to engage with prisons when a parent has been incarcerated. We know from talking to practitioners that this can create additional obstacles and challenges for our practice.
Support For Social Workers
A Guide To Working With Parents In Prison

A guide to working with parents in prison

The imprisonment of a household member is one of the ten Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) known to have a significant impact on children. Therefore, it is very likely that you will have or will come across this in your work.

This go-to guide, created in partnership with CAPO, makes it easy for social workers to remain in contact with the parents of children known to the Local Authority. Social workers must remember that being in prison does not mean parents lose parental responsibility for their children, and they should seek to work with these parents as they do with parents in the community. 

Rico's Story

How Pact can work with social services

When Rico was 12 years old his parents were arrested and within a few months of each other they were both sent to prison. Find out how Pact supported Rico and his social worker to maintain contact with his parents.