Prisons and Youth Offenders Institutions

Questions we have been asked include:

‘Young father in YOI wants to attend birth of child’
‘Father in prison wants to see his children’
‘Father has been moved to a prison far away from his family – visits now impossible’

Action for Prisoners’ Families

Action for Prisoners’ Families (APF), the national organisation supporting the development of services for prisoners’ families. produces a newsletter and other useful publications, provides details of local support groups and provides telephone helpline support. A key issue is resettlement, extending the usefuless of parenting and other courses that imprisoned mothers and fathers, including young offenders have often experienced. Helpline 0808 808 2003; website: