Children whose fathers are in jail are being punished by rules which limit visits if prisoners do not behave well enough, says Barnardo's. "It's very hard on the children," said one mother, whose partner was jailed for 21 months when their son was two.
The charity says the rules, which apply in England and Wales, are cruel and it wants them scrapped.
Burning success… so far
"The rolling-out of the tobacco ban across the UK prison network comes with its own special warnings from those ‘in-the-know’.
The decision is seen by smoking-prisoners as a direct attack on what little freedoms they have left in an increasingly dystopian landscape. And there were warnings of ‘unrest’, an official euphemism for protests and riots, and, sure enough, some inmates did attempt to ‘blow the roof off’ some establishments in order to show their anger and displeasure at being forced to give up their highly-addictive habit. But, at last, there seems to be some good news on the horizon."
Social workers offered support to return to practice as training scheme extended
A pilot programme that supports social workers to return to the profession will be extended.
It is one of four ‘returner programmes’ to receive investment from the Government Equalities Office, as part of a £5m fund announced in the budget earlier this year.
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