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Voice of a Child

A report on the impact that a mother's imprisonment has on children's lives

  • ISBN: 978-1-905994-40-3

  • Published: 2011

  • Pages: 30

  • Publisher: The Howard League for Penal Reform


Voice of a child The Voice of a Child Howard League UN CRC DGD submission

In 2010 at least 17,000 children were separated from their mother due to imprisonment.

This report draws on interviews with children to document the impact that the imprisonment of their mother has on their lives: including long term emotional, social, material and psychological damage, with little or no dedicated support.

The Howard League first looked at this issue in the 1990s and this revised edition demonstrates how the children’s voices are still relevant today.

The research was published to coincide with the United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child Day of General Discussion on prisoners’ children in September 2011.

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