Resources for families

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Families affected by imprisonment can sometimes feel as if they are enduring a 'hidden sentence', having to deal with stigma, shame or isolation, as well as the pain of enforced separation from a loved-one.

The reality is that many families across the UK are affected by imprisonment and there is a wealth of support, information, advice and guidance available online. It can be reassuring to read this and realise that you and your family are facing challenges which are common to many.

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Information sheets




Family support organisations

There are excellent organisations offering support to families across the UK. The following is just a selection of those offering support to families affected by imprisonment. There are many others, national, regional and local.



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