Network Submission to the Review of Prison Rules

Network Submission to the Review of Prison Rules

The Network made a submission to the consultation on the review of the Prison Rules 2007 (‘the Rules’), with a specific focus on sections of the Rules that relate to the priority work areas of the Network. Below is a brief overview of the issues covered in...

Network meeting with the Irish Prison Service

On 7th October 2021, co-Chairs of the Action for Children and Families of Prisoners network met with representatives of the Irish Prison Service, including Fergal Black (Director of Care and Rehabilitation), to discuss priorities for children and families of prisoners...
Fourth meeting of Action for Children and Families of Prisoners

Fourth meeting of Action for Children and Families of Prisoners

On Wednesday 8th September 2021, the Action for Children and Families Network joined together for the first meeting of the network for the 2021/2022 period. The primary focus of the meeting was to generate ideas on how to action the various recommendations of IPRT’s...
IPRT launches ‘Piecing it Together’

IPRT launches ‘Piecing it Together’

Piecing It Together: Supporting Children and Families with a Family Member in Prison in Ireland assesses progress on a series of recommendations made by IPRT in “Picking up the Pieces” in 2012. IPRT is one of the co-Chairs of Action for Children and...
Third meeting of Action for Children and Families of Prisoners

Third meeting of Action for Children and Families of Prisoners

The key focus of the third network meeting was to inform the updating of “Picking up the Pieces”: The Rights and Needs of Children and Families affected by Imprisonment. Members were asked to bring their top three ‘policy asks’ to inform the paper. Three...
Second meeting of Action for Children and Families of Prisoners

Second meeting of Action for Children and Families of Prisoners

The second meeting of the Action for Children and Families of Prisoners network took place on 14th December. Following an update to members on activities since the previous network meeting, Governor Peter O’Brien of Cork Prison addressed the Network on ‘Christmas,...