Ormiston Families’ Breaking Barriers Service

Ormiston Families’ Breaking Barriers service provides support for children and young people affected by the imprisonment of a close family member.

Tailored one-to-one support reduces anxiety around prison, supports emotional wellbeing and school attendance.

By providing a safe space for them to talk, play and express themselves, we enable children and young people to explore their feelings and break down some of the barriers which may prevent them from maintaining positive ties with their imprisoned family member.

The Breaking Barriers team can also provide talks and presentations to teachers, social workers, police officers and other professionals, to help them understand the ‘hidden sentence’ which is often endured by children and young people with a parent or family member in prison.

To make a referral please return a completed referral form to the email address above.