Hidden Sentence training

...because families serve sentences too


  • Are you interested in reducing reoffending?

  • Are you working with children and families in the community?

  • Does your work include improving outcomes for children or families?

Hidden Sentence training is for any employees or volunteers whose work brings them into contact with families of prisoners, including health professionals, probation/CRC staff, school staff, child care providers, social workers, youth workers, play workers, local authority staff or community/voluntary workers.

This one-day training course (designed by Action for Prisoners and Offenders Families) will give you a clear overview of the offender's journey, its impact on the family from arrest to release, and a range of strategies and resources to help you support them in your work.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the impact of imprisonment on prisoners' families

  • Improve understanding of the current criminal justice system and the offenders’ journey

  • Understand the support needs of prisoners' families

  • Understand the needs and wishes of prisoners' families

  • Understand how to improve the coordination of services to provide more effective support for those affected by the imprisonment of a family member

  • Understand how to improve own practice in supporting prisoners' families.

What people said

"Excellent, interesting, memorable. One of best training sessions I have attended."

"Very helpful to look at the impact of the custodial sentence on the wider family"

"Super training, thank you"

"Excellent and knowledgeable delivery"

Current training dates in the north east

We are currently offering places on one day Hidden Sentence training courses (9.30am to 4pm) as follows:

- Monday 6 November 2017 - Morpeth

Book and pay for your place by 20 October 2017 for a reduced cost of £35+vat (after that date cost will be £50+vat). 

- Tuesday 14 November 2017 - Stockton

Book and pay for your place by end of October 2017 for a reduced cost of £35+vat (after that date cost will be £50+vat). 

Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds. Should you be unable to attend, please inform us at least 7 days prior to your course and we may be able to move you to an alternative date. 

Darlington Hidden Sentence training

Darlington Borough Council has commissioned a Hidden Sentence training course on: 

- Tuesday 21 November 2017 - Dolphin Centre, Darlington 

This training course is for Darlington based professionals whose work in the community brings them into contact with families of prisoners, including health, school, local authority, probation or community/voluntary workers.

To register for this event please email workforce.trainingbookings@darlington.gov.uk   Any queries should be directed to Lucy or Jill on 01325 406454.

Find out more

For further information please download our Hidden Sentence leaflet.

We are also able to offer a four-hour training course, tailored to your needs, or a 2.5-hour taster session. Please get in touch for a quote!

If you would like to find out more or make a booking, please contact the training department on 0191 3323810 or email training@nepacs.co.uk