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

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...

Collaborative book project commences

Collaborative book project commences

On Tuesday 25 July 2023, members of the steering committee of the collaborative book project between Kid's Own Publishing and Irish Penal Reform Trust’s (IPRT)  with support of the Action for Children and Families Network met for the first time. The book project...

Response to cancelled prison visits in Castlerea Prison

Response to cancelled prison visits in Castlerea Prison

On 4 July 2023, in response to a parliamentary question by Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan on the ability of prisoners in Castlerea Prison to receive visits from family members, the Minister for Justice and Equality explained that visits to imprisoned people in the...

     

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