Ford Prison Family Support Services

At HMP Ford Spurgeons run special children's visits, family days and parenting courses for dads in prison. 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.

Top Tips for Families

Information on supporting a child with a parent in prison

Family Days

Read about our family day activities

''The staff have been welcoming and helpful.''

''The staff treat us with respect, love and care.''

CYPN 2021 Awards Logo

Spurgeons' Prison-based family support colleagues at HMP Ford were shortlisted in the Children and Young People's Champion 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.

Contact details

Our Spurgeons colleagues would be happy to answer any questions you may have, you can get in touch with us through the following options:

Spurgeons Visitors Centre, HMP Ford, Ford Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0BX

07970 638276

Getting here

By train: Ford station is the nearest train station and is located one mile away from the prison. The journey can be completed by taxi or a 15 minute walk.

By car: Take the A29 or M27-A27 to the Arundel roundabout, then follow signs to Ford. The prison is one mile after the railway station.


There is a car park for visitors at the prison which includes spaces for Blue Badge holders.

Disabled access

The visitors centre is wheelchair accessible.

Visitors leaflet

Download a printable copy of our visitors information leaflet for Ford Prison Family Services

Safer Custody Team

If you are concerned about someone in HMP Ford you can contact the Safer Custody Team on the number below.

0800 389 2246

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


Family days

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


Further Information

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.


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