12. September 2019 - 16:30 till 18:30
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Teacher In-Prison CPD at HMP Perth | HMP Perth | Thursday, 12. September 2019

Children with a parent in prison **** significant challenges including trauma (making it hard for them to learn) and stigma (which can lead to behaviour problems and bullying). They are more likely to come from families with complex needs and are less likely to meet child well-being indicators. This CPD course offers:

an opportunity to experience visiting HMP Perth from the perspective of a family member visiting a relative in prison and enter into the stories of children affected;
an insight into the issues facing children and families who have a close relative in prison; and
practical ways in which teachers and school communities can help families affected.

Aims and outcomes:
Aim: To explore the impact that imprisonment of a close relative can have on children and to learn how school communities can provide key support for them and their carers.
Outcomes: Participants will:

be more confident in how to engage, and support, children and families affected by imprisonment;
understand the complex situations that families affected often experience;
have a knowledge of resources and support available for schools and for families; and
understand the importance of links between prison, support agencies and schools.

Important Information:
As the session takes place inside a prison, course participants must arrive by the specified time. Participants should have photographic ID (e.g. driver’s licence, teaching ID) and are asked not to bring mobile phones or any other electronic equipment into the prison, additionally please do not carry change in your pockets as this will delay the process of getting through security. There are lockers available to store handbags etc. which require £1 / token. It will not be possible to leave the prison before the end of the session.