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20
Apr

UPDATE: ID for Visitors

As prisons begin to open up again HMPPS has issued an update on the forms of ID that social and official visitors need to provide to enter a prison. As of the 6th April 2021 the ID required will change. Please make sure you are aware of the changes by visiting POPS prison-specific FB pages. […]

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08
Apr

A Record of Our Own

The Zahid Mubarek Trust, in partnership with The Traveller Movement and Partners of Prisoners (POPS), recently undertook a review of the experiences of ethnic minority prisoners, including those from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities, during lockdown. Read the full report by visiting Policy and Research/BME.

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23
Mar

National Day of Reflection

Today marks 365 days since the UK first entered lockdown in a bid to defeat Covid-19. A year on we join individuals and organisations around the country in marking a National Day of Reflection to reflect on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future. As we stand with […]

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08
Mar

International Women’s Day 2021

POPS (Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group) was founded by a group of courageous women, who were no longer prepared to accept the status quo. Treated as ‘guilty by association’ these women took it upon themselves to speak up for the rights of partners and family members, choosing to challenge the treatment they received […]

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21
Jan

Grow your skillset and broaden your experience: join our board

POPS’ is proud to have a passionate and dedicated board of trustees who utilise their skills and experience to steward the delivery of our organisational strategy. In 2021 the board are looking to expand and diversify to better equip us for the challenges that lie ahead. We are looking for individuals with open minds, creativity […]

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19
May

Ministry of Justice COVID-19 Stakeholder Update

NEW: Everyone in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms can now get a test. The government has today announced that anyone with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible to book a test, ahead of the rollout of the test and trace service. The extension in testing eligibility is possible thanks to […]

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11
Dec

Introducing…Raphael Rowe!

POPS are delighted to announce that renowned journalist and investigative reporter, Raphael Rowe, has become POPS’ first Ambassador! Raphael currently reports and presents for The One Show and Sunday Morning Live on BBC One. Raphael joined the BBC in 2001 as a reporter for the Radio 4 News Programme, Today and went on to report […]

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27
Sep

Channel 5 Documentary – could you help?

POPS is currently working with independent production company, Acme Films, in the early stages of developing a documentary for Channel Five. The programme seeks to show the reality of life for families on the outside while a dad, husband or partner is on the inside. As part of their research, Rachel and Erin (Acme’s Producers) […]

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22
Jun

‘Keeping Children Connected’ conference launches response to Farmer Review

On June 8th 2018, POPS (Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group) hosted the ‘Keeping Children Connected’ conference in Manchester in partnership with COPE (Children of Prisoners Europe). Bringing together a pan-European audience of subject matter experts and interested parties from across a range of fields, the event examined what progress looks like in the English […]

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23
Aug

Opportunities to work for POPS

Want to make a difference to prisoner’s families? Join our front line team. We have a number of new vacancies here at POPS. Find our more about the opportunities available by visiting our Current Vacancies page.

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