VIDEO INTERVIEW: What is it like to have a parent in prison?Posted: March 9, 2015
Children with a parent in prison are more likely to experience poverty, social exclusion and poor health.
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
For more information visit http://www.childrenheardandseen.co.uk
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