"What about me?" Support for young people affected by imprisonment

Date: 21st November 2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY

Families Outside invite to you to attend their national conference "What about me?" Support for young people affected by imprisonment.

Maintaining contact with family members in prison is extremely important for both the prisoner and the family. However, visiting prison can be an emotionally challenging experience, especially for children and young people, and other forms of contact are often very limited. Often activities and facilities are aimed at very young children, but what happens when they turn 6 or 16?

This event, chaired by Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People's Commissioner for Scotland, aims to look at these gaps, and highlight what is currently being done to fill them, what else can be done, and how can we implement them across the prison estate.

Together’s director, Juliet Harris, will be speaking at the conference about the Council of Europe’s recommendations to ensuring children with imprisoned parents have the same rights as other children.

Other guest speakers include:

·         Professor Tony Long - Professor of Child & Family Health, University of Salford

·         Dr Lorna Brooks - Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University

·         Sarah Burrows - Director, Children Heard and Seen

·         Joe Lancu - Youth Project Coordinator, NEPACS

·         Tom Martin - Visits Manager, HMP Perth

Register for the event here.