It is believed that significant numbers of North Wales’ children and families are affected by imprisonment. However, very often, their unique vulnerabilities and challenges are overlooked or hidden, and they end up serving a so-called ‘hidden sentence’ themselves.
The FABI Project – A Multi-Agency Approach
In order to raise awareness of the issues faced by these North Wales families and to drive change to encourage prevention work and more targeted non-stigmatising support, eleven public bodies from across the region and HMP Berwyn, have appointed a small regional cross-cutting team; this is part of the work of the North Wales Safer Communities Board and the North Wales Substance Misuse Area Planning Board.
The next phase of the programme will see work progressed with Local Authority Pathfinder Areas working across different service areas and between custody and community.
There are two officers within the team, namely Sara Kettle and Catherine Pritchard, who are working collaboratively with partners.
If you wish to contact Sara or Catherine about their work and can support and inform it going forward, please contact them:
01978 292453 / 01978 292444
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