Visiting Dad in prison
Four-year-old Imran* is severely autistic and couldn’t to visit his dad Ahmed* in prison because he would be unable to cope with the number of people and level of noise. His mother Meryam* spoke to Spurgeons for help.
Recognising the importance of maintaining the bond between the father and son, and knowing that Imran’s fourth birthday was approaching, Spurgeons liaised with prison staff for a visit to take place in a quieter environment. Due to his autism the visit was only short, but Meryam later contacted Spurgeons to thank them for their help. Ahmed was granted bail the next day and Meryam reported that the specially arranged visit had helped their son greatly in adjusting to his father’s return home.
*All names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved.