Following our entry to the 2015 Idox Innovation Awards, we are delighted to inform you that Safe Ground's 'GROUNDation Poetry Project' was selected as the 'Highly Commended project of Category 2: Innovation in Promoting Community Engagement.Click here to find out more
The GROUNDation Poetry Project has been awarded a Gold Award by the Koestler Trust!Click here to find out more information
Our interactive Annual Report 2014-15 is available to read. Get to know more about Safe Ground, our programmes and policy work through the viewpoints of our programme graduates, volunteers, staff and trustees.To download the Annual Report please click here.
Great Minds Symposium: "It confirmed for me that bringing people together and giving them the space to confront the big issues and think and say the often unthinkable and unsayable is a powerful catalyst for social change."Click here to read more quotes from the day
Jon was 17 when he found out he was going to be a dad...Read all about Jon's journey here
"This course just opens your eyes to what’s really important. It helps you understand how to be a better father. It helps you to see how being in prison really affects your whole family and how everyone suffers."More about our Fathers Inside programme
“There could be little doubt of the enduring impact this programme has made on these men and their families...”Reviews of our Family Man programme »
"A big, big change. He came out different – oh yeah! The family comes first now. Before it was always himself..... I wonder if it’s the same man I married!"Discover all our programmes and services
“Fathers Inside has the biggest and genuine impact on prisoners. It gets them to reflect and start to have some insight on what it means to be a dad.” - Andrew Bailey, Head of Learning and Skills, HMP Whitemoor.Read more about our impact and evidence
Safe Ground works to promote relationship skills
as tools for empowering people to change,
so reducing the risk of reoffending and building
The Impact of our Family Man Programme
Our new interactive Annual Report 2014-15
is out now and available here.
It charts the successes achieved and challenges addressed in a perilous economic and funding landscape over the last year. Get to know more about Safe Ground, our programmes and policy work through the viewpoints of our programme graduates, volunteers, staff and trustees.
Latest blogs & news
The Health of Prison Staff
CCJS has revealed that recent studies indicate that prison officers are suffering high levels of physical and emotional stress. On 1st March 2016, CCJS are hosting an event exploring the origins of high levels of stress and low levels of well-being experienced by staff working within the prison service. Safe Ground’s Executive Director, Charlie Weinberg, will […]
Helping the Charity Sector to fight back
This month, freelance charity project manager Cara Evans, has called for 2016 to be the year charities are celebrated and praised for the difference they make. Evans’ article in The Guardian urges charities to be “extra clever and resourceful” by making better use of social media and having the role of trustees and volunteers highlighted. […]
Can Prison Work?
Each year the Prison Reform Trust run a writing competition open to anyone in prison in the UK. The 2015 competition consisted of three categories: Comment/Article – ‘Can Prison Work’ Short Story – ‘The Challenge’ Lyric/Rap – ‘Working it Out’ Below is an entry by Prisoner Ben which received accolades from The Guardian writer, Erwin […]