The service is a one stop information tool for professionals who work with children and families of offenders.
There are an estimated 200,000 children of offenders in England and Wales. Further, 7% of children will have experienced the imprisonment of their father during their school years.
These children are far more likely to suffer poor outcomes (poverty, mental health, youth offending etc.) than their peers.
i-HOP provides professionals who work with the children of offenders (whether they are teachers, social workers, health care workers, probation officers etc.) with a free online information tool providing all the local and national services, up to date resources, strategies, policies and research to support work with these families.
There is also a free helpline that professionals can access for support. The site can be accessed here: www.i-hop.org.uk
Information leaflet: https://seftoncvs.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/ihop-information.pdf