Training Event on Children and Parental Incarceration - Unity Theatre

Training Event on Children and Parental Incarceration

Friday 4th February

1pm – 3pm

Performance + Post Show Discussion 


As part of the premiere of 8 Hours There and Back, All Things Considered Theatre, Unity Theatre and Time Matters UK are offering teachers, journalists, social workers and those that work with children a unique training event exploring the impact of parental incarceration on children and families.

You are invited to watch a verbatim performance drawn from the testimonies of children and adults who have experienced a parent in prison. After the performance there will be an opportunity to talk with both children and experts in supporting children to explore models of best practice in policy and procedures. It is estimated that over 300,000 children are effected by this and the event aims to bring together children, experts and practitioners to explore how positive change can be made.

About the production:

‘It’s the family that’s got to live with it on the outside and the outside…is a lot…bigger.’

There are things they want to say, things they want us to hear, to understand, to acknowledge, to change.

It is estimated that over 300,000 children are affected by parental imprisonment in the UK.

This verbatim performance shares the testimonies of children who have had a parent sent to prison. It examines a child’s world when they are plunged into a new reality of prison visits, social workers, timed telephone calls, judgements, loss of contact and questions, lots of questions.

Co-Created by All Things Considered Theatre, Time Matters UK and The Unity Theatre.

Made in association with Time Matters UK and all of the children and young people who shared their stories. Curated and directed by Emma Bramley and Sarah Hogarth. With thanks to the young people who are supported by Out There and Families Outside