Number of children with parent in prison under-estimated, says report – Channel 4 News

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Number of children with parent in prison under-estimated, says report – Channel 4 News


It’s hard to put into words the impact on children of one or more parents being jailed.
We do know, however, that a child who’s lost a mum or dad to prison is more likely to suffer mental health issues and to get into trouble with the police themselves.
Now, according to a report being released tomorrow, the number of children with a parent in prison has been hugely under-estimated.
We went to visit a project that aims to bring families together – even when one parent has been locked up.

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