Children Heard and Seen: Supporting families impacted by parental imprisonment
|Organisation||Children Heard and Seen|
Children Heard and Seen is a charity which provides support and interventions for children with a parent in prison. The charity was set up in 2014, with a focus on reducing intergenerational offending, and mitigating the impacts of parental imprisonment for children and young people.
We are now taking referrals in the Birmingham area, support services include group sessions online and along with one to one support interventions. We provide support to help children and their families. We do this usually via 1:1 support, mentoring and group activities. We have a weekly group each week for children and young people who live in Birmingham.
As a response to Covid-19, we are now providing virtual group sessions for children with a parent in prison and their families. These sessions connect children with other children in similar situations and with similar feelings. We also provide targeted 1:1 support to help children manage feelings and emotions. The support is totally without cost to the families. We are currently able to accept referrals.
In 2019 we won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK to recognise the exceptional service within their communities.
|Categories||Social Activities,Carers support,Family support,Youth activities|
|Staff Qualifications||Various professionals, specialists and support workers|
- Adult safeguarding policy
- Safeguarding children
- Suitable for vulnerable adults
- DBS checks
- Staff are suitably qualified