Presentation to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

On 31 May 2017, the Child Rights Connect Working Group on Children of Incarcerated Parents (of which COPE is a member) organised an event to brief the incoming members of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, focusing on the issue of the rights of children of imprisoned parents. Laurel Townhead (QUNO) and…

Register now for COPE’s annual conference – 19 May 2017 in Naples, Italy

COPE international conference and network meeting 2017 Supporting children with imprisoned parents: A cross-sectoral approach benefiting all Bambinisenzasbarre Onlus and Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE) 19 May 2017 Hall of Barons (Sala dei Baroni) Castel Nuovo-Maschio Angioino, Naples, Italy   Register now Conference registration is free with an optional donation of 25€ (suggestion). This pan-European conference, hosted by Bambinisenzasbarre and…

Second Framing Analysis Workshop to take place in Naples

After the positive feedback from the frame-reflective analysis workshop on 21 May 2016 in Zagreb, a second workshop will take place 20 May 2017 in Naples, following the COPE international conference and network meeting. The workshop in Zagreb was an “Introduction to Framing as a tool in Policy Analysis”. The focus during this workshop was…

COPE annual conference registration open

Registration is now open for COPE’s joint conference with Bambinisenzasbarre in Naples, 19 May 2017: Supporting children with imprisoned parents: A cross-sectoral approach benefiting all Friday 19 May 2017 Hall of Barons (Sala dei Baroni) Castel Nuovo-Maschio Angioino, Naples, Italy To register, please click here. About the conference This pan-European conference, hosted by Bambinisenzasbarre and co-organised…

Council for Penological Co-operation Summary Meeting Report

The Council for Penological Co-operation (PC-CP) of the Council of Europe has published a Summary Meeting Report following the 14th meeting of the Working Group in Strasbourg, 30 January – 1 February 2017, in which two COPE experts participated to draw attention to the issue of children with imprisoned parents. Other topics discussed during the three-day…

COPE launches in-school initiative as crowdfunding campaign

We have launched a new schools-based fundraising initiative to benefit children separated from a parent in prison, raising money through a GlobalGiving crowdfunder. Can you help us reach our target of $7500? We could really use your support.  MAKE A DONATION TODAY Across Europe, some 2.1 million children have a parent in prison. They suffer emotional, social and economic difficulties and…

Quality of Childhood session on children of prisoners

On 10 January 2017, MEP Julie Ward and the Brussels-based Alliance for Children European Network Group are planning a two-hour Quality of Childhood (QoC) session at the European Parliament devoted to the issue of children with imprisoned parents. COPE has been invited to co-organise the session. The QoC session will provide a good opportunity to…

Pact secures ALP accreditation

Last month, COPE member Pact secured ALP (Accrediting Learning Professionally) accreditation with Skills for Justice for three of their prison-based relationship and parenting programmes (Building Stronger Families, Building Bridges and Time to Connect). Pact is now a Skills for Justice Approved Awards Centre. For more information: http://www.prisonadvice.org.uk/news/prison-relationship-education-parenting-courses-now-accredited-skills-justice  CEO, Andy Keen-Downs, said: “I’m incredibly proud of Pact’s…