Our interactive Annual Report 2016-17, celebrating 21 years of impact, is now 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.
Fathers Inside participants are 16 percentage points less likely to re-offend!Click here for more information
We recently spoke to one of our alumni, Jason, about his experience of the arts, and how he hopes to take his passion forwards in the future.To read the full post please click here.
Lord Farmer's review highlights how our work "...uses proven methods to encourage key elements of desistance". In a Ministry of Justice Data Lab analysis on Fathers Inside, “only 24% of men who took the programme re-offended within a year of release”, in contrast to 40% for their counterparts whom did not participate.Click here for more on Safe Ground in the Farmer Review on page 86
'I would kindly ask you to appreciate/ recognise the resilience, steel and resolve of these young men standing here with me today...'To view the full letter click here
“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
The GROUNDation Poetry Project has been awarded a Gold Award by the Koestler Trust!Click here to find out more information
Jon was 17 when he found out he was going to be a dad...Read all about Jon's journey here
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 2016-17
is out now and available here.
See how the organisation has navigated uncertainty in the funding landscape through innovative partnership working and new programme development. 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
Become a member of the Prisoner Learning Alliance
The Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA) is a large group of interested parties all working together to inform, improve and challenge education policy for prisons and people in them. Safe Ground is an original member of the PLA. The Alliance has recently undergone a complete review of all its processes and have recruited an external Chair, […]
“I believe that words have power”
Family Man and Fathers Inside are Safe Ground’s flagship family relationship programmes for men in prison, which have been delivered in over 50 establishments across England and Wales since 2003. Safe Ground alumni member Jason took the Family Man programme during his time in prison. It was great to have the opportunity to speak to […]
Chaos and crisis: can prison be better than this?
On January 17th, the University of Warwick Criminal Justice Centre, in partnership with Safe Ground and The Howard League for Penal Reform, hosted a workshop titled ‘Chaos and Crisis: Can Prison Be Better Than This?’ The workshop aimed to discuss problems inside prisons and debate viable ways forward from a range of experts in the […]