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FREE Fun activity packs for children

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Looking for ideas to entertain your children? Apply now for one of our FREE age-appropriate activity packs for children – aged 4 to 17 years. Our fun craft and activity packs are for any children in the north east who are impacted by having a loved one involved in the criminal justice ...

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Visits update for north east prisons

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We regret to inform you that visits to HMP Durham, HMP YOI Deerbolt and HMP YOI Low Newton are temporarily cancelled due to Covid restrictions. Property for prisoners at HMP Durham can not be handed or posted in for prisoners at this time.   If you would like to speak to a member of ...

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Letter to families from Phil Copple, Director General of Prisons

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Phil Copple, Director General Prisons, has written to prisoners’ families regarding the impact of the government’s decision to move to COVID Plan B. The letter has been published on the Prisoners’ Families website here: Covid-19: A Letter to Prisoners' Families from Phil Copple, Director General Prisons, HM Prison and Probation Service ...

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Our Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021 fundraiser is now live - from noon on Tuesday  30 November to noon on Tuesday 7 December 2021. The campaign aims to raise much needed funds to support children with a loved one in a north east prison. Over 300,000 children are impacted by parental imprisonment ...

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Half term holiday activities for children and young people

We want to take a moment to tell you about some of the activities coming up this October half term. Above is a copy of our timetable which includes what we have coming up. Monday 25 October 2021 – We will be launching our Halloween competitions! There are prizes to be won ...

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Nepacs wins £10000 Movement for Good Award

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Nepacs has won a £10,000 Movement for Good award from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group. Nepacs is one of 30 charities chosen by a panel of judges to receive £10,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to good causes this year. The funding will enable ...

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This year our Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 10 November (from 5.30pm) via Zoom.   The meeting will include a review of key developments during 2020/21 and our annual accounts.  There will also be an update on our new Early days in custody project and work to support care leavers in ...

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Nepacs presents 2021 awards for crime reduction in the north east

Professionals working with prisoners, ex-prisoners or those sentenced to community punishments in the North East have been presented with awards for their efforts to reduce re-offending by Nepacs. The awards have been running since 2004 and in 2018 were renamed in honour of long standing Nepacs’ patron Ruth Cranfield who had the ...

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Funding boost supports young people with a parent in prison

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Young people from County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear with a parent in prison are being offered a specialist support service thanks to north east charity, Nepacs. The service is funded thanks to a £15,000 grant awarded in April 2021 via the ‘Supporting victims fund’, funding provided by the Northumbria Police and ...

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