PAS Self Help Toolkits & Guides

With the vital support of The Legal Education Foundation, PAS created a range of Self Help Toolkits for prisoners to help them understand and undertake some legal processes by themselves.  Easy-read versions of the kits are also available, aimed at those with low literacy levels, English as a second language or learning disabilities (see below).

There are four Family Law Guides, aimed at women prisoners, created in association with Rights of Women.  Publication of these guides was made possible with funding from BM Sir Halley Stewart Trust and The Wates Foundation.  Design (and printing of hard copies) made possible with the kind assistance of Mayer Brown.  

There is a guide aimed at imprisoned fathers, Fathers in Prison: Contact with Children.  This guide was kindly supported by 7BR – Barristers Chambers and Matrix Causes Fund.

Finally, here are two kits aimed at LGBT+ prisoners.  These were kindly supported by The Tudor Trust and The Paul Cottingham Trust.

The list of areas addressed by the Toolkits is as follows:


Toolkits Easy-read versions available here:


Family Law Guides for Women Prisoners (in association with Rights of Women):


Fathers in Prison


LGBT+ Prisoner Guides (in association with Bent Bars):