Action for
Children and Families
of Prisoners

We are a network focused on children and families affected by imprisonment. Our members include community-based organisations, researchers, and advocacy groups. We aim to map current knowledge and supports, and disseminate best practices and actions for change.

The estimated number of children with a parent in prison on any given day in Ireland

The estimated number of children who experience parental imprisonment each year in Ireland

NETWORK NEWS

Meeting of the Action for Children and Families of Prisoners Network

Meeting of the Action for Children and Families of Prisoners Network

On Thursday 11 March 2024, the Action for Children and Families of Prisoners Network joined together online for their second meeting of 2024. The meeting welcomed a presentation from the Office of the Inspector of Prisons (OIP), launched a new network communications...

Book project led by children with parents in prison continues

Book project led by children with parents in prison continues

The book project steering group has met twice in the last two months to progress the book project led by children with parents in prison. 12 young people who have both their mother and father who have been or are currently in prison were reached out to. The...

Family Focussed Criminal Justice – Invisible Walls (Wales)

Family Focussed Criminal Justice – Invisible Walls (Wales)

Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) was delighted to be able to support hosting Corin Morgan-Armstrong to speak about his work at Invisible Walls (Wales), an initiative to provide support, guidance and tangible help to people in prison, who wanted to rebuild or retain...

Children with experience of parental imprisonment get creative

Children with experience of parental imprisonment get creative

The book project by children of people in prison about their lived experience led by Kids' Own Publishing in collaboration with IPRT and Bedford Row Family Project is now underway with the children! This project offers children the opportunity to collaboratively...

IPRT Children and Families Project round-up of 2023

IPRT Children and Families Project round-up of 2023

For 2023, Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) Children and Families Project aims were: Increase National Recognition of the Rights of Children with a Family Member in Prison Establish a National Support Service for Children and Families with a Family Member in Prison...

     

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