Resources

Category: Women in prison

"We've not given up": Young women surviving the criminal justice system

Young Women’s Justice Project Executive Summary
4 Mar 2022

Trauma-Informed Care in Women's Prisons

A co-produced rapid literature review
1 Mar 2022

Tackling Double Disadvantage: 10-point action plan for change

Ending inequality for Black, Asian, minoritised and migrant women in the criminal justice system
31 Jan 2022

Why are pregnant women in prison?

Exploring the reasons that pregnant women spend time in English prisons.
17 Jan 2022

Compulsory separation of women prisoners from their babies following childbirth

Uncertainty, loss and disenfranchised grief
29 Dec 2021

Incarcerated Motherhood

Reflecting on 100 years of imprisoning mothers
15 Nov 2021

Maternity care for women in prison in England and Wales

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' position statement
22 Sep 2021

Pregnancy, MBUs and maternal separation in women’s prisons Policy Framework

Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service policy framework
20 Sep 2021

This is what change looks like

25 years of Birth Companions' influence in the criminal justice system
20 Sep 2021

Women’s Health Strategy

Birth Companions' written submission to the DHSC
9 Jun 2021

Evaluation of Birth Companions perinatal support during the COVID-19 pandemic

An exploratory ​study​ of our support for women during and after release from prisons in England during the COVID-19 pandemic
10 May 2021

Falling Through The Gaps

Young women transitioning to the adult justice system
28 Apr 2021

Alone and Waiting

The experiences of pregnant women in prison during the Covid crisis
25 Aug 2020

From Now On...

Priorities for pregnant women and new mothers facing multiple disadvantage
23 Jul 2020

Human Rights and the Government’s response to COVID-19

Children whose mothers are in prison
3 Jul 2020

The Birth Charter for Women in Prisons in Australia

We are delighted that our Birth Charter for women in prison in England and Wales has led to the creation of an equivalent in Australia.
5 May 2020

Birth Companions' submission to the Women and Equalities Committee

Read our submission to the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 and associated measures.
1 May 2020

Pregnancy and childbirth in English prisons

Institutional ignominy and the pains of imprisonment
10 Jan 2020

The Birth Charter Toolkit

A practical guide to implementing the Birth Charter’s recommendations
12 Dec 2019

Enough is enough: Our priorities for the next government

Birth Companions' priorities for the next government
18 Nov 2019

Perinatal Women in the Criminal Justice System

The Royal College of Midwives’ position statement & priorities for the next government
13 Nov 2019

The right to family life

Children whose mothers are in prison
9 Sep 2019

Children and the law guides for women prisoners

Legal advice guides specifically aimed at women in prison
1 Jul 2019

Maternity care reform in English prisons

A century of unanswered concerns
8 Mar 2019

Guidance on Working with Women in Custody and the Community

Guidance for practitioners who work with women in custody and the community
1 Dec 2018

Still No Way Out

Foreign national women and trafficked women in the criminal justice system
17 Sep 2018

Female Offender Strategy

This strategy sets out the Government’s commitment to a new programme of work for female offenders.
1 Jun 2018

Safeguarding children when sentencing parents

Information for primary carers facing sentencing in a criminal court
30 Jan 2018

Locked Out

Helping children cope with the imprisonment of a loved one
4 Jan 2018

Short but not sweet

A study of the impact of short custodial sentences on mothers & their children
4 Jul 2017

Women’s experiences of breastfeeding in prison

A qualitative study examining the experiences of 28 pregnant women and new mothers in prison in England
1 Jun 2017

Double Disadvantage

The experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women in the criminal justice system
30 Apr 2017

Motherhood disrupted

Reflections of post-prison mothers
2 Mar 2017

Home Truths

Housing for women in the criminal justice system
5 Sep 2016

Birth Charter for Women in Prison in England and Wales

The Birth Charter is a set of recommendations for the care of pregnant women and new mothers in prison.
26 May 2016

Birth Companions Peterborough Doula Pilot Project

External Evaluation Report
15 Jun 2015

Lost Spaces

Is the current procedure for women prisoners to gain a place in a prison MBU fair and accessible?
5 May 2015

Women Offenders: Follow-Up

House of Commons Justice Committee report
17 Mar 2015

Mother & Baby Units

Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 49/2014
23 Dec 2014

An Unfair Sentence

All babies count: spotlight on the Criminal Justice System
5 Nov 2014

Brighter Futures

Working together to reduce women's offending
6 Jun 2014

Who Cares

What Next for Women Offender Services
5 Jun 2014

Mum’s the Word

A guide to being a good mum in prison
1 Jun 2014

Women Offenders

After the Corston Report
6 Jul 2013

No Way Out

A briefing paper on foreign national women in prison in England and Wales
30 Jan 2012

Engendering Justice - from Policy to Practice

Final report of the Commission on Women and the Criminal Justice System
30 May 2009

Prison Mother and Baby Units

Do they meet the best interests of the child?
20 Jan 2008

Corston Report

A review of women with particular vulnerabilities in the Criminal Justice System
6 Mar 2007

Perinatal Healthcare in Prison

A Scoping Review of Policy and Provision
6 Jul 2006

Getting it Right

Services for pregnant women, new mothers and babies in prison
6 Jun 2006

The Health of Women in Prison

Study findings
1 Jan 2006

Mothers in Prison

1994 Research Findings
6 Jun 1997
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