COPE 2016 Network Activity Log

COPE is pleased to share the Network Activity Log 2016, providing an opportunity to explore the initiatives and programs implemented and/or continued by COPE members in 2016. It is inspiring to see all of the work that is being done to support Children of Prisoners across Europe!

Prison Inspectorate 2015/2016 Report in England and Wales

The Inspectorate of Prisons (England and Wales) report published in August 2016 acknowledged that maintaining family contact, where appropriate, is a “key source of support for prisoners during their time in custody and on their release”. The Inspectorate also recognised that: “maintaining contact with the imprisoned parents supports the children’s development: mentally, emotionally and in…

IPRT researches prisoners’ families

19th June 2012 The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) is currently undertaking research on prisoners’ families in Ireland. The main objective of their research is to raise awareness about the grievances of prisoners’ families, including prison visits, financial difficulties and difficulties associated with separation. The trust intends to examine the issue of children’s rights from…