Think Family Contact KBSP Leave This Site

Children Affected by Parental Offending (CAPO)

Information, advice and support for children and families

Children Affected by Parental Offending (CAPO)

More than 310,000 children in the UK are affected by parental offending every year.

The imprisonment of a household member is seen as one of the ten adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) known to have a significant impact on children.

How can we support you?

Brentry and Henbury Children’s Centre have been commissioned by Bristol City Council to work with partners (including prisons, probation, schools, Families in Focus teams and the Voluntary Sector) across Bristol to develop a strategic approach to supporting children affected by parental offending, also known as CAPO.

Their aim is to provide a city-wide overview and approach that is needed to support these children and families. Specific activities undertaken to support this aim are:

For Children and Families

What support is available?

There is a wide network of CAPO champions across Bristol. CAPO champions are passionate about supporting all children and families who are impacted by a family member's offending at any point of the criminal justice system. Champions will provide you with a listening ear, advice and guidance, give you the tools to be able to support your children and ensure you are aware of other services that can help you along the way.

Get in touch

Phone: 0117 9593800



Mapping of Services: This document outlines agencies, services and useful information for professionals supporting families affected by offending. This document will be updated regularly.