Eurochild member Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE) is launching Game with Mum & Dad, a Europe-wide event where children with a parent in prison get to play a game of football with a father, mother or caregiver behind prison walls.
Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE) is a pan-European network working with and on behalf of children with imprisoned parents. The campaign is founded on the COPE network’s shared values of child safeguarding, child participation, non-discrimination and gender equality.
The chance to play a game of football with their mother or father and share this playful moment is a normal thing for most children. But it’s exceptional for the more than 2 million children with a parent in detention in Europe. It will remain in their memories for a long time.