Children of Prisoners Empowered (COPE) Evaluation

Evaluations Into Our Work With Women and Families

Children of Prisoners Empowered (COPE) Interim Evaluation

Date: 2020

Evaluated by: Confluence Partnerships


  • Telephone interview with COPE caseworker
  • Telephone interview with a referring professional (Children’s Centre family support worker)
  • Telephone interviews with two families currently being supported by COPE
  • Case studies of work with children and young people prepared by the caseworker
  • Analysis of project monitoring data

Project overview:

Children of Prisoners empowered (COPE) is a Leeds community based service delivering intensive support to disadvantaged children and young people affected by a parent's imprisonment in HMP Leeds, HMP New Hall and HMP Wealstun.

Key outcomes:

Over year one of the COPE project:

  • COPE is exceeding it’s target referral numbers – 39 young people and children ages 0-18 referred over the first year. It’s target for the two year project is 50.
  • 10 instances of clients having significantly improved home lives, 11 instances of improved ability to express feelings and 4 instances reduced isolation.

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