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Projects and Partnerships

Brinsford YOI – Pilot Parenting Project

Safe Ground has been funded by NOMS to undertake a groundbreaking Pilot Parenting Programme aimed at Young Fathers at Brinsford YOI.

Sallyann Ploughman from Staffordshire County Council has been working with Safe Ground to develop the programme with the support of Brinsford YOI.

The project works directly with young fathers on a structured one to one basis and an intensive two week group programme. At the same time facilitators will work simultaneously with the young fathers families in the community and the young fathers when they are released back into the community. The project works with local authorities to meet local agendas as part of the BRFC initiative.

The aim of the project is to:

  • Build strong family links and foundations
  • Promote stability for young fathers
  • Increase resiliency and self-motivation
  • Build a network of multi-agency support for offenders and their families
  • Aid prospects
  • Reduce re-offending and prevent generational offending

One Plus One: Virtual Campus

Safe Ground was commissioned by One Plus One to develop a parenting module for the Virtual Campus (VC), a secure online learning tool used in prisons across the country.

The project was a part of a NOMS-funded grant to pilot the inclusion of relationships and parenting education on the VC.

Safe Ground was approached by One Plus One to work on the project due to our track record of designing high quality relationships education for men in prison.

The project was undertaken by Safe Ground freelancer Ali Jones-Moran, who identified key content and learning from Fathers Inside and created bespoke activities suitable for the VC medium.

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