Investing in Children Award

We are delighted to announce that Limerick Prison/Bedford Row have been awarded the prestigious ‘Investing in Children’ award for 2019-2020 issued annually by The Investing in Children Community Interest Company in Durham, England.  (  The evaluation that led to the award was done by Jacqueline Concannon of TÚSLA West, and her report will be uploaded to our website soon – it is a very interesting read for anyone interested in what can be done to make the lives of children with parents in prison a bit better!

This is the first time that a prison has been given the award and is a testament to the work that Bernie our Social Worker has been doing since 2014 when first she was invited into the Women’s Prison in Limerick.

It also reflects the good relationships built with Limerick Prison since 1999 – 20 years ago – when we first began.