In category Crime and reducing re-offending, Families and parenting

Working with children and families of offenders

Barefoot Research and Evaluation and NEPACS have just launched the new guidance for working with children and families of offenders. It was based on research carried out across the 12 North East local authority areas in 2010/11. The guide will help local authorities and partnerships, such as Integrated Offender Management projects, in the work they do with this vulnerable group. To see a copy of the guide, click here.


"Barefoot did a fantatsic job of our evaluation. In particular, their approach to working with our service users was very impressive. The evaluation has answered many of our questions, but also asked us more, which gives us a great opportunity for the future."

Jayne Butler, Manager, The Comfrey Project

"As an organisation we felt that Barefoot did an excellent job of listening and understanding the needs of our review... We were thrilled with the final report; as well as being a very good read, the presentation and quality was excellent."

Cath Carnaby, Manager, Women's Health Advice Centre

"I am pleased with the honesty and thoroughness with which he (Christopher) dealt with the project. Thanks to the evaluation we now have a number of questions answered and a clear way forward."

Maureen Pearson, Area manager North East, Parentline Plus