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Prisoners' family befriender/mentor

PACT Cymru

Neath Port Talbot Volunteer Centre

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We provide practical and emotional support to prisoners' children and families, and to prisoners themselves. Pact provides services in 35 prisons across England and Wales. This includes Family... Read more

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]Children and Families, Community Work, Advocacy, Advice Work and Counselling, Befriending, Employment, Prisoners and Ex-Offenders

This role is based in either Swansea or Cardiff prison, but may also involve work in the community in other parts of Wales to assist ex-offenders with the challenges of resettlement. The role involves giving information and guidance to prisoners and their families and providing practical and emotional support. Your role will build on the skills and experience you have to bring to it but examples include: providing financial and budgeting advice, planning healthy family meals, assisting with job applications and CVs, helping with housing issues.


/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

Premises type: prison and community based

Public transport: Cardiff and Swansea, central locations

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Is this role flexible? yes

Min hours expected per week: 3 hours

Min period of commitment: 6 months


Support offered:

/ Induction/ One to one supervision

Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ Alone/ With paid staff/ With other volunteers

Additional support needs: Help with the application process

Training provided: Full induction to criminal justice system, ongoing support.

Age requirements: 18+

Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

Selection details: Prison security vetting procedures

"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:

/ Transport


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