THE impact of prison on children is the topic at a meeting held by a charity supporting prisoners’ families.

Nepacs, which works across the North-East to support prisoners and their families, is holding its annual general meeting on Thursday, November 8 at Hotel Indigo, in Old Elvet, Durham.

The guest speaker will be Kathy Evans, chief executive of Children England, who has been in her role since April 2013 and previously worked as a consultant to the Police Foundation and Justice, devising potential alternatives to youth courts.

Her talk is entitled: More wealth than money on the added value which the voluntary sector can bring to providing services for the most vulnerable in society, including children affected by the imprisonment of a parent.

The meeting starts at 6.30pm and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Anyone who would like to go to the meeting is asked to email or telephone 0191 332 3460.

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