Education of a child with a parent in prison

The children of prisoners are at risk of poor outcomes, many of these children have complex needs and may be from socially excluded families. This group is surprisingly large - there are estimated to be around 160,000 children with a parent in prison. This is two and a half times the number of children in care and over six times the number of children who are involved in child protection measures.

The following guidance is for schools and people working with children:

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