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
Flying High at Low Newton
Between Monday 9th and Friday 13th November, Our Own Stories was piloted at HMP Low Newton. The delivery team were Kate McCoy from Safe Ground and Sarah Hartley from Novus who have commissioned the programme. They were also joined by Sarah Moat, a tutor from the education department in the prison. The team worked with nine women, nearly all who were serving very short prison […]
Awards and Accolades for GROUNDation Poetry Project
In September 2015, The GROUNDation Poetry Project II won a Gold Award under the ‘Arts Projects’ category as part of this year’s Koestler Awards for art made in detention. The Koestler received over 8,500 pieces of writing, music, film, fine art and design for the 2015 awards which were judged by industry professionals such as, […]
200,000 Reasons To Care
On October 20th 2015 the ‘200,000 Reasons To Care’ conference took place in Westminster where a group of charities showcased their work to support prisoners’ families, which improves outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged children, and also helps to reduce the risk of re-offending. Prisons Minister Andrew Selous and a group of 8 charities called for […]