NEW research published on what’s best for babies in prison


NEW research into the issue of mothers and babies in prison has been unveiled, following a collaborative project between Aberlour, The University of Stirling and The Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection.

Findings suggest that the current arrangements in Scotland do not adequately account for the often complex needs of imprisoned mothers, who have often had chaotic lifestyles linked to drug and alcohol use, and poor mental health.

The subject is explored in The Rose Report: Best For Babies, which explores how babies can be supported to stay with their imprisoned mothers, and whether this is in their best interests. The Rose Report Best For Babies