‘Keeping Children Connected’
Progress and Parental Imprisonment: A Child’s Perspective
Date and time
Friday 8 June 2018
9:00 – 17:00
Geoffrey Manton Building
Rosamond Street West
This pan-European conference, hosted by POPS (Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group) and in partnership with Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE), will look at progress in England & Wales for children with imprisoned parents, underlining the importance of a child’s perspective.
The conference will consider recent public policy milestones both on an international scale and within England and Wales, such as the Farmer Review (The Importance of Strengthening Prisoners’ Family Ties to Prevent Reoffending and Reduce Intergenerational Crime). The changing role of technology will be explored throughout the conference for its potential in supporting child-parent relationships. Panel discussions will examine the position of the media, and how they contribute to public opinion. The reflections and perspectives of young people will be featured throughout the conference.
The keynote will be given by Lord Farmer, British businessman, philanthropist, former treasurer of the Conservative Party, life peer in the House of Lords and author of the recent Farmer Review on prisoners and strengthening family ties. The conference will be chaired by COPE President, Lucy Gampell, OBE.
The conference programme can also be downloaded here.