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.

The 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"

"The best CPD I have ever had"

Current training dates in the north east

We are not currently advertising any full day Hidden Sentence training courses. 

Hidden Sentence Awareness Sessions

Nepacs is also able to offer bespoke training or awareness sessions for organisations ranging from 1 hour to 4 hours.

More information on awareness training sessions HERE including dates available.

Some fields in which we have delivered bespoke courses include: prisons, universities, colleges (for students and staff), education sector, local authorities and for health services.

For further information please download our Hidden Sentence leaflet.

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