Family Learning Group HMP Kilmarnock

Published: April 2020


This exploratory research report from Dr Kirsty Deacon looks at a specific family visit provision for children and young people with parents in prison, known as a Family Learning Group and previously or sometimes referred to as the Homework Club or After School Club.

It takes place in the prison gym and involves the family eating together, playing together and the children can bring in their homework. This is an exploratory study of the Group involving participant observation of families at four of the Group sessions and interviews with some of the prisoners and prison officers who attend and run the Group.