Children Heard and Seen: Grandparents Supporting Children and Young People of Prisoners
Children Heard and Seen provides support to children of incarcerated parents. They are based in the UK and provide mentoring and support for the children and are currently looking for grandparents of incarcerated children to interview for a research project.
Is your mother or father caring for your children whilst you serve a custodial sentence ?
A research study is being undertaken by Sarah Burrows from Children Heard and Seen as part of a fellowship from the Griffins Society in partnership with Cambridge University. The purpose of the research is to hear the experiences and needs in relation to the personal challenges, as well as the benefits of caring for grandchildren and to identify additional disadvantages such as employment and financial difficulties that have arisen through a possible unplanned caring role . It is also to hear Grandparents’ views about what would help them in taking on the role of parenting grandchildren and to identify gaps in services for grandparents who are caring for dependent grandchildren due to parental imprisonment and make recommendations for improved provision going forward
The information that is shared will help to highlight the experience of grandparents looking after grandchildren due to parental imprisonment. There is very little research in this country around this subject so contributions will be invaluable.
All the information that is collected during the research study will be confidential and anonymous.
For further information please contact Sarah Burrows firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note from Editor: Please note that even though this research is being conducted in the United Kingdom (UK/England), the circumstances are the same all over the world. The children being affected by parental imprisonment is a growing concern. The more we learn about these experiences and what is needed, the more we can do to help these situations.
Children Heard and Seen are committed to:
Providing high quality interventions to children and young people of prisoners.
Ensuring children are identified and supported.
delivering high quality, effective training packages.
ensuring that children and their families should not be discriminated against because a member of their family has been imprisoned.