News
01
Aug

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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12
Jul

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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16
Nov

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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13
Oct

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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30
Mar

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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13
Jan

POPS’ Board: Trustee Recruitment

Are you passionate about eliminating the stigma experienced by offenders’ families, offenders and their children? Could you be a POPS’ Trustee? We are embarking upon an ambitious journey to grow our offer to those we support and to share our understanding of their issues with other sectors such as the NHS, Corporate Industries, and Education […]

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24
Nov

The Anderson Lectures 2016

On Thursday 28th April 2016 POPS hosted its annual Anderson lectures. This year the theme of the event was around issues experienced by women offenders and the possible solutions and attracted over 60 guests.  Diane Curry, OBE welcomed the following speakers: Clare McGregor, Founder & Managing Director – Coaching Inside and Out www.coachinginsideandout.org.uk Jenny Earle, Director, Reducing […]

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02
Oct

Vacancies at POPS

POPS is currently recruiting to the post of Visitor Centre Worker at HMP Buckley Hall. To find out more and to apply visit our current vacancies page.

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10
Sep

Relative Justice report published: Families vital to helping vulnerable people through the justice system

Families play a key role supporting vulnerable people through the criminal justice system but are often let down by a lack of effective support and accessible information. Too many face high levels of social stigma and isolation, a new joint report by the Prison Reform Trust (PRT) and POPS (Partners of Prisoners and Families Support […]

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25
Jun

Launch of Farida Women’s Centre

  Friday 19th June saw the official launch of the Farida Women’s Centre in Oldham. The event was a huge success and well attended by representatives from a wide range of agencies who came along to see the work we are doing. Our guest of honour was POPS’ founder, Farida Anderson, whom the centre is […]

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