Elmley Prison Family Support Services
At HMP Elmley Spurgeons runs family days, parenting courses for prisoners and provide special children's activities on visits. Spurgeons staff (based in the Visitors Centre) and our partner organisations will be on hand before, during and after your visit to offer advice and support.
Due to Covid-19 some services we usually provide have been suspended but we are finding safe ways to keep the communication going between dads and their families. Please contact the Spurgeons team for more information.
''The staff are extremely helpful and welcoming.''
''All the staff here are so lovely, friendly and welcoming, brilliant with children too.''
''The staff in the visit centre are very polite, caring, understanding and always there to help you.''
Spurgeons' Prison-based family support services on the Isle of Sheppey were highly commended in the Family Support category at the 2021 Children & Young People Now Awards.
Important Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
The Gov.uk website has put together some frequently asked questions and responses relating to friends and family of prisoners during the coronavirus outbreak.
Purple Visits are available at HMP Elmley and is a secure way to video call with those in custody.
Our Spurgeons colleagues would be happy to answer any questions you may have, you can get in touch with us through the following options:
Free parking is available at the prison, including spaces for Blue Badge holders.
There is disabled access to the prison and parking for those with Blue Badges.
Download a printable copy of our visitors information leaflet for Elmley Prison Family Services
Safer Custody Team
If you are concerned about someone in HMP Elmley you can contact the Safer Custody Team on the number below.
Support for families
Spurgeons delivers a variety of activities and programmes to support both fathers in prison and their families.
Offering a Helping Hand
Read our guide to supporting those affected by IPP sentences
Our family days are a way for children to connect with their parent in prison
Top Tips for Families
Read our guide to supporting a child with a parent in prison
Support services and useful links for families affected by imprisonment
Volunteering at a Spurgeons Prison-Based Family Support service can be a great way to support prisoners and families affected by imprisonment as well as the local community.
News and Blogs
Read the latest news and blogs from Spurgeons Prison Family Services
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