Supporting positive relationships between prisoners and their families
In February 2016, the Ministry of Justice organised a roundtable to explore the impact of prison reform on the families of prisoners. The event was attended by Secretary of State for Justice, Michael Gove and Minister for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation, Andrew Selous. Chaired by Clinks CEO, Anne Fox, there were contributions from practitioners, academics, prison staff and families supported by Pact. The Ministry of Justice officials asked specific questions about the barriers and challenges to maintaining family ties, examples of good practice and evaluation. The briefing offers a more detailed response to the questions asked at the roundtable.