Every night you cry: the realities of having a parent in prison

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Glover, Jane
Date of publication
1 October 2009
Children and Young People, Criminal Justice Services
Social welfare
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There is a strong association between parental imprisonment and adverse outcomes for children. The children of prisoners are about three times more at risk than their peers of committing antisocial or delinquent behaviour and more than twice as likely to have mental health problems during their life course. This report highlights findings from an audit of children's plans that too many local authorities are failing to address their needs. It calls for better identification of children affected, and more timely intervention.

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