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Projects and Partnerships

Brinsford YOI – Pilot Parenting Project

Safe Ground has been funded by NOMS to undertake a ground breaking 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 incorporates working directly with the Young Fathers on a structured one to one basis, undertaking an intensive two week group programme, whilst simultaneously working with the Young Fathers families in the community and Young Fathers when they are released back into the community. Working with local Authorities to meet local agenda’s as part of the BRFC initiative.

The aim of the project is to build strong family links and foundations to promote stability for the Young Fathers. Increasing resiliency and self-motivation, and to build a network of multi-agency support for the Offenders and their families to aid their prospects, with an anticipation of a reduction in re-offending and prevention of generational offending.

An evaluation is due to follow later this year.

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, with Safe Ground being approached by OPO 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.

To view Safe Ground’s contribution to the parenting module please click here

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