VIDEO INTERVIEW: What is it like to have a parent in prison?

Children with a parent in prison are more likely to experience poverty, social exclusion and poor health.

Source: Flickr, Buck Lewis

Sarah Burrows founder of Children Heard and Seen speaks to Prison Watch UK about what it’s like for a child to have a parent in prison.

The key facts:

1) There are an estimated 200,000 children who are currently separated from a parent who is in prison. That’s two and a half times more than the number of children in care.

2) 65% of boys with a parent in prison go on to offend themselves.

3) Children of prisoners are 3 times more at risk of committing anti-social behaviour or delinquent behaviour.

4) 25% of children with a parent in prison are at risk of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, eating and sleeping disorders

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