Children of prisoners

Almost a year ago, in the days when I could, I had a Westminster Hall debate on The Children of Prisoners’. It is therefore rather gratifying to see the new Barnardo’s report on the issue, ‘Every Night You Cry’, being covered on BBC 24 this morning and Dawn Primarolo, the Children’s Minister, admitting that we should have done more to support these ‘invisible’ children. I’ve got a copy of the Barnardo’s South West report, which looks at 15 local case studies; will be reading it when I get into the office. 7% of children will experience having a parent in prison; 160,000 at any time – and yet it registers on the radar of very few local authorities.

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