Visiting a relative in prison can be extremely traumatic and confusing, especially for a child or young person.

This can involve a whole range of mixed emotions including sadness, fear, anxiety, anger, shame and embarrassment. These feelings are all very common and understandable, but can sometimes be difficult to cope with without expert support, advice and guidance.

As well as providing a reassuring welcome at our visitors’ centres, we offer a range of services for families.

ATTENTION: Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic Ormiston Families is offering an email support service for families and friends of prisoners who need advice. Details are: