10 Prison Project: Family engagement programme resources
A series of resources developed as part of the 10 Prison Project family engagement programme. They can be downloaded, adapted and used to support the development of Think Family working.
These resources are accompanied by four briefings which provide insight into current family practice within the prison estate as well as guidance about how to develop a Think Family approach.
Think Family training
A 2 hour training course suitable for practitioners working within the male prison estate who have a role in supporting prisoners to maintain family ties. Download the PowerPoint presentation with slide notes, accompanying Pressure on families cards handout, and a training evaluation form.
Keeping in touch: How prisoners can maintain contact with family and significant others
An information sheet about the various ways prisoners can keep in touch with family and significant others, including ways of supporting those with no family/significant others. The information can be used to inform key worker engagement with prisoners and could be adapted to give to prisoners.
Think Family checklist
A list of key questions or issues to consider which can support a Think Family approach. The checklist could be used to inform key worker assessment or discussions, or used as a training tool for staff.
Family induction booklet
Guidance for developing your own family induction booklets to support improved information sharing between prisons and family members.
Family impact assessment tool
A tool to support prisons to consider family and significant others when developing new initiatives, policies or practice. For example, to embed a Think Family approach in the development of a new incentivised substance free living wing.
Cross-departmental family strategy group
A suggested terms of reference and agenda for establishing your own cross-departmental family strategy group.
Supporting your work with care leavers in custody
An example of a care leaver resource list to inform practice with care leavers. To support key working, staff training or resettlement provision.
Think Family toolkit
Suggested content for Think Family toolkits which can support staff training, awareness raising and knowledge. The toolkits could be made available on internal intranet sites, wings, in key worker suites and across broader prison departments.