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Fathers Together

A study to support young fathers in prison and their families

There are around 78,000 prisoners in England and Wales and over half are likely to be parents. Around 300,000 children and young people are estimated to be impacted by parental imprisonment which is likely to have a lasting adverse impact on the wider family. Providing support can help to improve the wellbeing of these children and families, as well as outcomes relating to health, wellbeing and reoffending for young fathers in prison.

We are a team of academics, practitioners and experts by experience who are looking to explore, understand and develop support for young fathers in prison and their families. This is a two-year study which is co-lead by Dr Anita Mehay and Professor Richard Watt and in partnership with the Race Equality Foundation. The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) are funding this study as part of the Research for Social Care.

You can find out more about the study on this website and for more updates you can follow us on Twitter, give us a call or drop us an email.