Maidstone Prison Family Support Services

At HMP Maidstone 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

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 Maidstone, 36 Country Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1UZ

01622 775459

Getting here

By bus: There are a number of buses into the centre of Maidstone. Use the stop for County Hall by Maidstone East station. 

By train: The prison is a short walk from Maidstone East Railway Station, which has direct links from London Victoria. On leaving the station, County Road is directly in front of you with County Hall on the left. The Visitors Centre and main gate to the prison is approx. 100 yards along this road. 

By car: Take either M2 Coast bound (exit Junction 3) or M20 Coast bound (exit Junction 6) then follow signs to Maidstone Town centre. The prison is next door to the County Hall. 


There is no parking onsite but there are a number of civic car parks nearby.

Disabled access

The visitors centre is wheelchair accessible.

Visitors leaflet

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

Safer Custody Team

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

01622 775 300

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 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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