'Doing' time – young people's experiences of the imprisonment of a family member

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[There are no official figures for how many children experience the imprisonment of a parent each year but estimates put the number at around 27,000 for Scotland (Scottish Government, 2012) and 200,000 for England and Wales (Williams et al, 2012). This number only includes children affected by parental imprisonment and not those with siblings or other relatives in prison, some of whom may have played an equally large role in a child’s life and whose loss may be felt just as keenly....]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-13
Number of pages6
JournalECAN Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017


  • imprisonment
  • child welfare
  • mental health
  • prisoners
  • children
  • family interaction

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