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Family Support Volunteer

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, Befriending, Mental Health, Prisoners and Ex-Offenders


To work alongside Pact Family Support staff to deliver a range of support and intervention services to prisoners and their families, both inside and outside the prison setting KEY TASKS, DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. In conjunction with FEWs provide practical and emotional support to prisoners and their families 2. In conjunction with FEWs make referrals and signpost families to outside agencies where appropriate 3. To support with Family Days, including facilitating activities such as arts and crafts, helping set up, assisting and engaging with families 4. To support with delivery of courses and projects such as assisting with group activities, helping with children’s literacy activities and the Story Book Dads project 5. To undertake training as required 6. To be aware of and adhere to policy and practice guidelines/instructions on: • Confidentiality • Health & Safety • Child Protection • Equal Opportunities • Prison Security


Checklist:

/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults



Premises type: HMP Swansea


Public transport: Train station 10 mins, bus station 3 mins

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Is this role flexible? yes


Min hours expected per week: 3 hours


Min period of commitment: 6 months

Requirements: Only to be empathetic and non-judgemental, but criminal justice background is an advantage


Support offered:

/ Induction/ One to one supervision/ Peer support


Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ Alone/ With paid staff/ With other volunteers


Additional support needs: help with application process


Training provided: Security, Safeguarding, Induction, Play

Age requirements: 18+


Selection procedures:

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

Selection details: NOMS vetting (takes up to 6 weeks)


"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:

/ Transport


People unsuitable for this opportunity:
Ex-offenders welcome, but please contact us for an initial chat

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