Support for kids of imprisoned parents

Ana has been looked after by her step-grandmother all these years. Social workers say the plight of children like her has been getting more attention, with more programmes to help such families cope.
Ana has been looked after by her step-grandmother all these years. Social workers say the plight of children like her has been getting more attention, with more programmes to help such families cope.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

Groups help affected families to prevent such children from taking the same road to crime

Ana (not her real name) does not want to end up like her father, who has been in and out of prison for the past 15 years over drug offences.

They are no longer in contact with each other but, growing up, this was also limited to a prison visit every two weeks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 12, 2018, with the headline 'Support for kids of imprisoned parents'. Print Edition | Subscribe