‘Because it’s our right’

POPS is a UK partner of Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE). COPE is a European-wide initiative on behalf of children with an imprisoned parent. The European partners seek to boost awareness and achieve new ways of thinking, acting and interacting on issues concerning prisoners’ children.

In 2015 POPS supported COPE in the development of a child rights awareness-raising video ‘Because it’s our right’, centred around Article 9 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The animation is aimed at children aged 8 – 12 who have a parent in prison. The video explains to them that they have the right to be in contact with their parents, unless this is contrary to the child’s best interests, and to show that there are many different ways to stay in contact with their parent even when they are in prison.   

 This video has been co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Program of the European Union. The contents of this video are the sole responsibility of Children of Prisoners Europe and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.