Giving Back

Camilla is passionate about social reform. Camilla works on pro bono cases, particularly for women in prison who have issues in relation to seeing their children whilst in prison and when they are released. This is a common and unreported problem. Self harming and suicide is high in women’s prisons because many women in prison are mothers who cannot cope with being wrenched away from their children.

She holds a Child and Family Law clinic approximately once a month at the women’s prison, HMP Send near Woking.

She also teaches the long term inmates who induce the new prisoners on the child care options available to them, in respect of which they are often ignorant. This empowers the peers to advise the new inmates on their child care options, rights and responsibilities. The idea of training the senior management team and other relevant staff about this at HMP Send and other prisons is being mooted at present.

Camilla also helps the long term inmates establish contact with their children whilst in prison so that that they can strengthen their family bonds once they leave by way of court applications, as Legal Aid is no longer available for such applications.

Camilla is a governor and charitable trustee of a school in Surrey where some of her children attended.

Camilla has also been signed up by her daughter to walk 26 miles for the Moonlight Breast Cancer Walk on 11 May 2019.