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When I needed literature to help my grandson come to terms with his father's imprisonment, your website was suggested to me. The children's books helped a great deal.

Publications and resources

Action for Prisoners' Families publish a range of books, booklets and DVDs covering key issues faced by prisoners families. They can also be used for training purposes.

 
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Action for Prisoners' Families publications 

 

Publications for young people
Children’s story books and magazines

These unique story books help children to explore their feelings by giving them a story they can relate to and identify with. They can also be used by carers, prisons, probation officers, school libraries, child care professionals, voluntary sector organisations, health visitors, etc. and teachers as a catalyst for discussion, or to help raise awareness of the problems prisoners’ children face.

 

Danny's Mum 

 

DANNY’S MUM is a colourful picture and story book telling the story of Danny, whose mother has been sent to prison.
For children aged up to six
24 Pages. Full colour
Paperback
ISBN 0952107287
£3.00

£3

Order Danny's Mum online 

 

Tommy's Dad 

 

TOMMY’S DAD is the story of a young boy and his sister whose
father is sent to prison
For children aged four to seven
Illustrated by Nick Sharratt (Tracy Beaker/Jacqueline Wilson fame)
24 Pages. Full colour
Paperback
ISBN 0954859308
£3.00

£3
Order Tommy's Dad online 

 

Finding Dad  

 

FINDING DAD tells the dramatic story of eight-year-old James who turns detective to find out the truth about his dad who disappears with the police early one morning.
For children aged eight to eleven
Illustrated by Korky Paul, written by Daniel Lee
136 Pages Paperback
ISBN 0954859316
£4.50

£4.50

Order Finding Dad online 

 

It's a Tough Time for Everyone 

 

 

  

IT’S A TOUGH TIME FOR EVERYONE is a comic-style magazine aimed at the older child who has a mum, dad or close family relative in prison. It has been written by people who work with prisoners and their families. A must for any young person coping with this difficult situation.
For young people aged 9 to 14
24 pages full colour
ISBN 9780954859374
£2 for single copies
£8 for five copies

£2

Order It's A Tough Time online 

 

Booklets 

 

 

 

Young People's Booklet 

 

INFORMATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH A FAMILY MEMBER IN PRISON contains real life quotes from young people with personal experience of the Offender Journey – from arrest to release, as well as information about visiting, keeping in touch how to cope with school or college, as well as a list of who can help and useful organisations and helplines. 
For young people 10+
Single copies free / Download from the website 

Free - Download Young Peoples Booklet / email us or tel 020 8812 3600


20 copies £9
50 copies £20

100 copies £35 
To order bulk copies please contact the office

 

Someone in my family has sexually abused children 

 

SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY HAS SEXUALLY ABUSED CHILDREN is intended to help and support those children with a family member who has sexually abused children. This publication is not meant to be read by children unsupported and should only be read with a responsible adult. We hope it will be useful for these children for whom there is currently little support.
24 Pages Paperback
ISBN 9780954859367
£4.50

£4.50

Order Someone online 

Available free to prisoners' families - email us 

 

 

 

Practical information
The Outsiders is a series of informative booklets for the partners and families of prisoners. These survival guides outline the problems families are likely to face and provide practical information on how to cope while a relative or friend is in prison and what to consider when they are close to release. 

The Outsiders publications were fully revised and reprinted in 2013  

 

The Outsiders - Sent to Prison 

 

THE OUTSIDERS - SENT TO PRISON explains the impact on the family from the point of initial arrest to imprisonment itself, providing helpful information ranging from the changes in family circumstances and the practical considerations of imprisonment, to becoming familiar with prison jargon.

 

£1 each 1-19 copies

Bulk orders
20 copies £18
50 copies £40

100 copies £70

To order bulk copies please contact the office

 

The Outsiders - Living with Separation 

 

THE OUTSIDERS - LIVING WITH SEPARATION is for individuals experiencing the imprisonment of a family member. It explains the impact that separation from a loved one can have on you, your imprisoned partner and children involved. It also offers practical help concerning how to cope with your changing roles and how to maintain your relationship.

 

£1 each 1-19 copies

Bulk orders
20 copies £18
50 copies £40

100 copies £70

To order bulk copies please contact the office

 

 

The Outsiders - Telling the Children 

 

THE OUTSIDERS - TELLING THE CHILDREN provides helpful and practical information regarding the impact that imprisonment of a parent has on the children. It covers a wide range of issues ranging from what to say to the children, dealing with changes in a child's behaviour, taking children on prison visits and the expectations of the child when their relative is released.

 

£1 each 1-19 copies

Bulk orders
20 copies £18
50 copies £40

100 copies £70

To order bulk copies please contact the office

 

 

The Outsiders - Preparing for Release 

 

THE OUTSIDERS - PREPARING FOR RELEASE  discusses issues for families as they prepare for the release and resettlement of a family member from prison. It provides helpful and practical information on some common hopes and fears expressed by both the person in prison and the family on the outside. Featuring quotes from ex-prisoners and their partners, the booklet covers issues ranging from the practicalities of finding employment to the question of getting to know each other again and re-establishing a sexual relationship with a partner.

£1 each 1-19 copies

Bulk orders
20 copies £18
50 copies £40

100 copies £70

To order bulk copies please contact the office

 

 

Custody - What Now? 

 

CUSTODY - WHAT NOW? provides information for the partners and other family members of people who have been imprisoned.It attempts to answer some of the common questions asked by family members who are facing the loss of their loved one for the first time as well as providing sources of further information.

 

Free

 

Bulk orders
50 copies £3
100 copies £5

To order bulk copies please contact the office

 

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