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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...

Investigation into prison visits

Investigation into prison visits

In November 2023, the Journal's Noteworthy initiative reported on their investigation of prison visits. IPRT Executive Director, Saoirse Brady, comments in the piece, with information included from IPRT's Children and Families Project Coordinator, Ashling Tobin. Some...

Next steps in the collaborative book project

Next steps in the collaborative book project

On 28 September 2023, members of the Action for Children and Families Network (the Network) involved in the collaborative book project steering committee with Kids’ Own Publishing met for the third time to progress the project. The committee welcomed a representative...

The Network raises concerns in a letter to the Irish Prison Service

The Network raises concerns in a letter to the Irish Prison Service

In a letter dated 9 September 2023, the Action for Children and Families Network (the Network) have written to the Director General of the Irish Prison Service, Caron McCaffrey. The Network raised the following concerns and posed questions to Ms McCaffery:   Families...

Progressing the collaborative book project

Progressing the collaborative book project

On 31 August 2023, members of the Action for Children and Families Network (the Network) involved in the collaborative book project steering committee with Kids' Own Publishing met for the second time to progress the project. Kids' Own Publishing hope the project will...