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
Partnership with CALM!
We are delighted to announce our partnership with CALM – The Campaign Against Living Miserably. CALM are an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. We hope that this partnership will challenge and diversify conversations around masculinity to create a culture that enables men to seek support when they need it. Read the article that looks at how to support men in prison. To […]
Production of Les Miserables at HMP High Down
‘LAGS MISERABLES’ hollered the front page of The Sun two weeks ago. ‘CONVICTS at a drug-plagued prison performed a lavish version of musical Les Miserables for the public — to boost lags’ morale.’ As someone convinced of the transformative potential of the Arts; and of the absolute necessity of artistic provision in our prisons, this […]
The impact of a brief structured intervention on young offenders masculine identity: A mixed methods study – Journal of Criminal Psychology
Safe Ground’s Man Up programme has been evaluated by Dr Nicholas Blagden and Christian Perrin (2017) in a mixed-method study. This aimed to explore young offenders’ perceptions of the programme and whether the programme contributed to any personal change or development, and what core learning they took from the course. This paper has been published in […]