Child and Parent Days
These unique days are an opportunity for a parent in prison to spend quality time with their children without other family members present.
During the four hours together within the prison, the parent gets to connect with their children in a more relaxed way than a regular prison visit. They can move about the space and enjoy time together playing games, making craft and eating lunch without the other carer present. These activity days are held during school holidays.
Parents in prison must gain approval from their Correctional Centre to attend a Child and Parent day. Applications open about 10 weeks before the day as there is a strict approval process to go through. Look out for the brochure and poster with details of the event and how to apply in the wings and visiting areas of the Correctional Centre.
Sometimes, grandchildren, nieces or nephews may be able to go if there has been a close relationship with their relative. Again, you must get approval from the Correctional Centre through the formal application process.
Let your loved one know that they need to contact their coordinator in prison if interested.
Who is it for?
Parents in prison who have approval from their Correctional Centre
Where is it?
In the prison area – generally in an outdoor recreational space or indoors in one of the larger recreational areas at some Correctional Centres.