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Father Figures Presentation

15 Dec 2015

On Wednesday 2nd December, an event celebrating the work undertaken on the Pilot Parenting Programme, Father Figures, at HMYOI Brinsford was held at Staffordshire University. Father Figures is a unique and progressive thinking parenting programme funded by National Offender Management Service (NOMS). Young Fathers are encouraged by an experienced facilitator to consider their relationships with […] … more »

Flying High at Low Newton

25 Nov 2015

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 […] … more »

Creating New Narratives

26 Oct 2015

Women’s Programme Development Coordinator, Kate McCoy, has recently written a guest blog post for the National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice. The blog post focuses on Kate’s experience of consulting and running creative personal development sessions with women in prison at HMPs East Sutton Park, Holloway, Low Newton, Send and Styal. The post describes […] … more »

Write Your Own Manifesto

22 Jan 2015

It has been widely acknowledged that there is a wide difference between what political parties say and what voters think those parties will do in office. In Matthew Taylor’s new post he outlines a new approach to political debate in order to tackle this topic. Read more here.   … more »

I’m a poet, I just didn’t know it

29 Oct 2014

I was lucky enough to recently participate in a poetry workshop as part of Safe Ground’s GROUNDation Poetry Project. Sara Hirsh led a group of older adults through a truly inspiring poetry and spoken word workshop at the Katherine Low Settlement (KLS) in Battersea.  One of my initial reasons for wanting to attend this specific […] … more »

Bad Education

07 Apr 2014

I am worried. I am worried about what is happening to Education, both in schools and in prisons. … more »

Parenting Guilt

24 Feb 2014

With the next Fathers Inside training at Newbold approaching in March and with an increasingly aware two year old daughter at home, I have started to feel guilty about leaving her for the five days (four nights) I will be away from home.  When I first started delivering the training when I returned from maternity […] … more »

The Youths

10 Dec 2012

An update from Sally Plumb on how filming ‘The View’ is coming along. This film was written by men at Wandsworth prison taking part in a creative writing course as part of our ‘Transitions’ programme and is now being filmed out in the community. Day three: The Youths Yet another early start but this time the weather is great, […] … more »

Filming ‘The View’ – A day of battling against the elements

03 Dec 2012

An update from Sally Plumb on how filming ‘The View’ is coming along. This film was written by men at Wandsworth prison taking part in a creative writing course as part of our ‘Transitions’ programme and is now being filmed out in the community. Keep an eye on our events page for our screenings in January! Day two Another early […] … more »

A bright and early start for the cast and crew of ‘The View’

30 Nov 2012

An update from Sally Plumb on how filming ‘The View’ is coming along. This film was written by men at Wandsworth prison taking part in a creative writing course as part of our ‘Transitions’ programme and is now being filmed out in the community. Day One – Interior cafe scene A bright and early start […] … more »

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