Child drawing of father inside prison cell, holding onto bars

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COPE Annual Conference: Registration

  Annual Conference 2014 “No-one’s ever asked me”: Hearing the voices of children affected by parental incarceration Friday 16th May 2014 9.30am – 4.00pm Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE) warmly invites you to attend our annual network conference, hosted by our network members Families Outside and NIACRO.  The event will focus…

Annual Conference 2014: Draft agenda

“No-one’s ever asked me”: Hearing the voices of children affected by parental imprisonment Lecture Theatre Royal Botanic Garden 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR Friday 16 May 2014 9.30 – 16.00 DRAFT AGENDA Please note this is a draft and timings are subject to change

Bedford Row: Children’s experiences of visiting prison

Bedford Row Family Project is a charitable organisation based in Limerick which is part-funded by the Irish Prison Service. They have been members of Children of Prisoners Europe for many years now and continue to provide excellent support services to both prisoners and families of prisoners within Limerick prison and in the community. The staff…

Anti-bullying video release & BeatBullying campaign news

Many young people experience bullying at some point in their lives. Since the proliferation of the Internet with its chat rooms, social media sites and instant messaging, we have seen a serious increase in the phenomenon of cyberbullying. Article 19 of the UNCRC clearly stipulates the right of every child to be free from violence:…