Hidden Sentence training course is for professionals whose work in the community brings them into contact with children and families of prisoners, including health and social care workers, school staff, local authority or community/voluntary workers.


  • 19th March – Sunderland
  • 30th April – Stockton-on-Tees
  • 21st May – Gateshead

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm (registration 9:30am) 
Cost: £35+vat per person

Hidden sentence training gives you a clear overview of the offender’s journey, its impact on the family from arrest to release and a range of strategies and resources to help you offer support.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding the impact of imprisonment on prisoners’ families
  • Improve understanding of the prison system
  • Understand the support needs of prisoners’ families
  • Understand the Needs and wishes of prisoners’ families
  • Understand how to improve the coordination or services to provide more effective support for those affected by the imprisonment of a family member
  • Understand how to improve own practice in supporting prisoners’ families.

Did you know…

  • 200,000 children have a parent sent to prison each year
  • More children experience parental imprisonment each year than divorce
  • These children are more than twice as likely to suffer mental health problems than their peers
  • 2/3 of boys with fathers in prison go on to offend themselves.

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