A Comparison of the Position of Grandmother Carers for Children with Parents in Prison in the UK, Trinidad and Tobago, Romania and Ghana

Ben Raikes, Romeo Asiminei, Karene-Anne Nathaniel, Eric Awich Ochen, George Pascaru, Gloria Seruwagi

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Abstract

Although there is some literature in relation to grandmothers who care for their children full time, there is little that has been written specifically about grandmothers caring for children when the children’s parents are in prison. It was for this reason that this small pilot project was conducted to start to understand and compare the situation of grandmothers caring for children in a diverse range of countries when their parents are in prison. The aim was to begin to draw out the commonalities and differences and to understand what policymakers need to take into account when considering the needs of children and grandmothers in this situation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave handbook of Prison and the Family
EditorsMarie Hutton , Dominique Moran
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan, Cham
Chapter12
Pages229 -250
Number of pages22
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9783030127442
ISBN (Print)9783030127435
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2019

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
PublisherPalgrave

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    Raikes, B., Asiminei, R., Nathaniel, K-A., Ochen, E. A., Pascaru, G., & Seruwagi, G. (2019). A Comparison of the Position of Grandmother Carers for Children with Parents in Prison in the UK, Trinidad and Tobago, Romania and Ghana. In M. Hutton , & D. Moran (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of Prison and the Family (1st ed., pp. 229 -250). (Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology ). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12744-2_12