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
“There isn’t another programme that does what the Safe Ground programmes do. The way they work with the men, and involve their partners, and children, the manner in which they create confidence, motivation, and self-efficacy is unique... Cheap at twice the price!” Head of Family Interventions – Custody & Community, HMP Parc, 2012Click here for further detail of Safe Ground's work in the Farmer Review
Fathers Inside participants are 16 percentage points less likely to re-offend!Click here for more information
'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
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.
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
"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
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 2015-16
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
The Impact of Arts in Criminal Justice
Safe Ground’s Fathers Inside and Family Man programmes have been completed by over 5000 students since 2003. I was delighted to be able to speak to one of our alumni, Richard, about how the arts and arts-based methodologies have helped him. Richard shared that Safe Ground was his first proper experience of the arts, apart […]
Safe Ground win the 2017 Longford Prize
Arts education charity ‘Safe Ground’ is awarded The Longford Prize “humanity, courage, persistence and originality”. Safe Ground is a small team with a national reach, working in secure training centres, young offenders institutions, social emotional and mental health schools, and high security and open prisons. Executive Director Charlie Weinberg says the prize “is a tribute […]
Sergio Blanco’s Thebes Land cleverly utilises the ‘play within a play’ format popularised by Luigi Pirandello’s ‘Six Characters in Search of an Author’. The play tells the story of two men, Martin who is in prison serving a life sentence for killing his father, and Trevor a playwright who is interviewing Martin to write a […]