News from Visiting Mum – 18 January 2017

The event, organised by PACT and Sova - the third sector organisations supporting prisoners and their families – aimed to raise awareness amongst partner organisations of the charity’s joint Visiting Mums initiative.  By working with mothers to help... Read more

The Mountain in My Shoe – 17 November 2016

Today I received my childhood care records. Aged forty-five. For the first time. A folder with about sixty pages of almost-completely-faded typing and pale handwriting. It might have been more intense if I’d not already seen my sister’s - she... Read more

Latest news from Sova Visiting Mum – 01 April 2016

Visiting Mum is an innovative project delivered in partnership with PACT, and funded through the Big Lottery Fund. The project has been running since September 2014 and the children whose mothers are in custody are really benefitting from... Read more

Looked After Children Have Even More Big Fun – 14 March 2016

This is the third annual outing to the centre and in a new venture the 25 adults encouraged the young people to take part in a treasure hunt around the play equipment to find pictures. Every single child was so successful that they each received a late Christmas... Read more

Promoting Sova’s work at International Women’s Day in Derby – 05 March 2016

On the 5th March staff and volunteers from Sova Derby ran a stall at IWD to promote our work. Support Worker, Peshva Sharif was joined by Evelina, one of our brilliant volunteers. Peshva said “Although it was a very cold day, we had a busy... Read more