Pact is a national charity which supports people affected by imprisonment. We provide practical and emotional support to prisoners' children and families, and to prisoners themselves.


Current prison population in England & Wales


Children with a parent in prison tonight

  • Want to know what Michael Palin thinks about our work supporting family members with a loved one in prison?
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  • Don't forget to order your Pact Christmas cards!
  • Pact has launched Our Voice: The Charter for Children & Young People who are affected by imprisonment.
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  • Want to know more about our work? Click here to watch our BBC appeal.
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  • Want to know how Pact can provide support for prisoners' families and friends in court?
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Latest News

Prison relationship education & parenting courses now accredited by Skills for Justice

Posted: October 19, 2016

We are very pleased to announce that we are now a ‘Skills for Justice Approved Awards Centre’, following a comprehensive assessment of our practice an

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Prisons Week 2016

Posted: October 13, 2016

This week is Prisons Week - a time to direct our thoughts and prayers to prisoners, their families and their children.

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Cambridge University study highlights the benefits of family workers in prisons

Posted: September 14, 2016

Today we announced the findings of ‘Bridging The Gap’, Cambridge University’s Institute of Criminology’s evaluation of its Family Engagement Service (

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