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European Parliament resolution explicitly mentions children of imprisoned parents

To mark the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the European Parliament adopted a resolution in November calling for the full implementation of the Convention to guarantee respect for the rights of all children. The EP Resolution represents a milestone for child rights. Children with imprisoned parents are explicitly…

Little Did I Know

Djamila is the child of a prisoner detained in a foreign country. She currently works as a social worker specialising in youth psychiatry in the Netherlands and has the role of ambassador for the non-profit organisation Exodus Nederland. Exodus supports prisoners and their families throughout the detention period as well as during the resettlement process….

An update from Italy: Bambinisenzasbarre

On 21 March 2014, for the first time in Europe, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Italian Ministry of Justice, the Ombudsman for Childhood and Adolescence and Bambinisenzasbarre ONLUS, Italian member of the Children of Prisoners Europe network, on behalf of the estimated 100,000 children visiting their parents in Italian prisons. The Memorandum formally acknowledges that these…

For Fangers Pårørende, Norway: an update

COPE’s Norwegian member, For Fangers Pårørende (FFP), offers support and advice to families and friends of prisoners. The NGO’s mission is to provide transparency and improved conditions for their families. FFP provides advice and support by phone, email and at their offices in Oslo and Trondheim. In 2014, FFP staff visited several prisons across the country to…

Welcome to our newest UK applicant member: POPS

In October 2014, Children of Prisoners Europe welcomed UK organisation Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group (POPS) as an applicant member of the network. This further partnership—POPS and Children of Prisoners Europe worked very successfully together on the Coping project (2010-2013)—promises to be both interesting and mutually beneficial. The year 2014 has been an extremely busy one for…