Children in Need - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:37 pm on 17th July 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Benjamin Baroness Benjamin Liberal Democrat 2:37 pm, 17th July 2017

My Lords, children with parents in prison are particularly vulnerable and need much consideration. However, under the incentives and privileges scheme, prisoners have to earn the right to see their kids. Barnardo’s has been calling for this to change and for a review of the scheme. It should not be a privilege for parents to see their children, but the right of a child to see their parents. When will a review take place to change this unjust situation? I declare an interest as a vice-president of Barnardo’s.