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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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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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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‘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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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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Meet the newest member of POPS’ board!

This month we welcome Richard Rowley as the newest member of POPS’ board. The Business Development and Relationship Manager for SAFE Innovations, Richard has 20 years’ experience of working with voluntary, public and private sector organisations in the criminal justice arena. He brings with him a unique perspective of justice with the capability to understand and […]

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Hidden Sentence Training

Are you a professional working with children and families? Hidden Sentence is for you! This course gives a clear overview of the issues facing prisoners’ families, examines in depth the emotional and practical impact of imprisonment on families and explores a range of strategies and resources to help you support them. The training utilises a mixture of taught material, group-work, […]

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NEWS: Send money to prisoners online or by telephone!

POPS have been recently advised that a new card payment system will be introduced on 15th Nov across all public sector prisons which will enable families to send money to prisoners by bank transfer or card payment. This will avoid families having to pay excessive charges for postal orders and should also mean the money […]

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The Book Club: Upcoming events

Manchester’s first static dry bar opened its doors in September 2016 and already there is a packed schedule of events lined up. In October you can look forward to the following: ·         David Woodman Music, Friday 21st October, 8pm – 10pm ·         TITS UP! Friday 28th October, 8pm – 10pm ·         Halloween, Sunday 30th October For […]

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POPS CELEBRATES International Women’s Day 2016

POPS Visitor Centres celebrated IWD 2016 at HMP Hindley, HMP Styal and at their Farida Women Centre in Oldham. POPS staff at HMP Hindley acknowledged International Women’s Day by making home-made cakes and hosting a ‘Bake Sale’, raising £40 for their Women’s Services. Children also contributed to the day by making decorations which staff displayed in […]

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