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]
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
Not Beyond Redemption is a unique and much-needed charity spearheaded by an admirable woman that aims to bring legal assistance to women in prison, to assist them with rebuilding or developing a relationship with their often estranged children. Over 17,000 children are separated from their mothers by imprisonment each year and 72% of women in prison are serving custodial sentences for a non-violent crime. Through the Sidley Pro Bono Fellowship, I was fortunate enough to spend 3 months at Not Beyond Redemption learning about these mothers, meeting them, filing court applications for them and attending hearings with them. My time at NBR was testament to the major difference that can be made to someone’s entire life when just one person decides they’re worthy of help.
Zahira Butt, Volunteer
The opportunity to assist women in prison with the process of reconciling or establishing healthier and stronger relationships with their children and those that care for them has been immensely rewarding. Not only are the benefits for the children involved manifest, but it feels increasingly to me like an important part of the women’s own rehabilitation journey, to know that there are loving and joyful relationships for them both during their time in prison and to anticipate on their release.
Pro Bono Lawyer
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
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.