Family Court Desks

The Partnership has continually pioneered new ways of supporting families and sustaining family ties particularly prior to, during and after prison sentences.  Our team maintain a court desk support service to  support  families in immediate need by signposting to mainstream service provision.  This helps them manage this difficult period of their life and ultimately improves prospects for reintegration and resettlement of offenders upon release.

Our thanks to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for their initial three year funding to develop the Family Approaches programme as well as their current continuation funding to coincide with funding from the Kelly Family Trust and the Laing Charitable Trust.


What Our Volunteers Do at Court


Our volunteers when supporting families as a result of a family member going to prison routinely signpost to services who are able to better support and advise them.


FA Signposting







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