We provide free Family Law advice and representation to mothers in prison to assist in re-establishing and regenerating the fundamental relationship between mother and child.

of women in prison are serving custodial sentences for a non-violent crime
of women are in prison serving a sentence of six months or less
children are separated from their mothers by imprisonment each year
Woman talking

What we do

We give a voice to the dispossessed, those women whom society believes are beyond redemption. Through our pro bono legal clinics at HMPs Send, Downview, East Sutton Park, Peterborough, Eastwood Park, Styal and Bronzefield we provide extensive legal advice on children matters. Additionally, we work with the remaining women’s prisons in England.

Mother and baby

Why we do it

Imprisoning women better suited to community service or rehabilitation programmes has a devastating impact on family life, in many cases leading to repeated criminality, homelessness and poverty.

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How we do it

We attend court for women who are in or have left prison and assist in re-establishing and regenerating the fundamental relationship between mother and child.

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What we do is unique

What we are doing is unique. No other charity supports women in this way, and we need your help.

Latest News

New Partnership with Clyde & Co, Simmons & Simmons and DAC Beachcroft!

Not Beyond Redemption is excited to announce our partnership with the Bristol offices of leading law firms - Simmons & Simmons, DAC Beachcroft, and Clyde & Co - to support our clinics at HMP Eastwood Park. This partnership will enable...

New Partnership with Clyde & Co, Simmons & Simmons and DAC Beachcroft!
Eventually I decided to take it back to court, because I’m a mother and want to see my daughter and be a part of her life. This is stressful sometimes and disheartening but you didn’t give up on me which gives me hope.

Mother serving 18 months
[Child age: 7 months]

I feel with this company by my side I’ve got the best chance in seeing my children again, they’ve given me a voice and the power to stand up for myself and I’ve got them behind me supporting me.

Mother in prison

I am so impressed with Not Beyond Redemption and I think it is amazing that a charity is picking up those that fall through the gap of not being able to obtain legal aid.

Legal advisor on a recent pro bono hearing.

At HMP Send we really value our partnership with Not Beyond Redemption. Separation from children can be the hardest part of being in prison for any women. But it is even harder when they face legal battles to see their children in custody or on release. Not Beyond Redemption steps into those most challenging situations, where appropriate, and provides specialist legal advice and representation, helping the women work towards the best outcomes for themselves and their children. Our women are full of praise for the support and expertise that Not Beyond Redemption provides.

Rachel Bell, Deputy Governor at HMP Send

There are too many women in jail that have little to no contact with their children and we struggle to have someone fighting in our corner.

Mother serving 12 months
[Child age: 5 months]

I knew from the first meeting with you that you were going to fight hard for me. You were so passionate about what I should be getting custody wise. Then I met the others from the team and I did think they won’t be the same – sorry 🙂 But they all were!

Mother serving 24 months
[Child age: 36 months]

I am very grateful for all your great hard work that you all have put in for all my ongoing court hearings. I think it is a brilliant way to help mothers regain contact with their children. All your services have always been 100% polite, honest, and good results. Having a charity with these services to help their parents and children regain contact is so important. It gives people with a little hope for the future, a brighter future. With such kind helpful brilliant staff by Not Beyond Redemption. I am so grateful for your ongoing hard work going in each and every single court hearing. I hope this charity is forever more supported. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Mother in prison

I can’t begin to put into words how grateful I am for the entire team for giving me a second chance with my baby boy. If it wasn’t for you guys I wouldn’t be seeing him again you’ve fought my corner and supported me incredibly throughout the entire process. I know prison isn’t the best place to end up but looking back now I’m so grateful I ended up there because if I didn’t I wouldn’t be where I am now. From myself and speaking on behalf of Leo I am thankful to each and everyone of you for reuniting a Mother and a Son. I will never forget what you’ve done for me. Thank you a million times over you are all angels on earth. I’d also like to add that you’ve completely changed my life. NBR have given me that second chance I desperately needed and I’ll forever be grateful for that.

Mother serving 8 months

[Child age: 4 years]

Not Beyond Redemption gave me hope when all hope was lost on my behalf. They have gone above and beyond for me and my son and have successfully provided me with an update on my son’s wellbeing. I will forever be eternally grateful for their services. They were polite, gentle, supportive, and kept me informed every step of the way. They are who they say they are and let you know you are Not beyond redemption. Thank you all so much.

NBR is an amazing charity, I feel blessed to have them supporting me.

Mother in prison

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