Ormiston Families works with Sodexo and a range of other partner agencies to deliver the government’s Probation Family Services programme across the East of England.

Ormiston Families’ Probation Family service works with men and women who are supervised by a Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) or the National Probation Service (NPS) under a Community Order or Licence.

Ormiston Families’ Probation Family service provides a range of family support sessions on behalf of the three Sodexo CRCs in Essex, Norfolk & Suffolk and BeNCH (Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire).

These support sessions help to:

  • Establish or maintain supportive community networks
  • Reduce the impact of offending on children
  • Break intergenerational cycles of offending, including domestic abuse

How do we work with families affected by offending in our sessions?

This service supports ex-offenders and their families to reconnect with their community. Support options include: benefits advice; contact with children; school attendance; parenting advice and relationship advice.


For professionals
To make a referral you need the approval of a CRC Responsible Officer. Please send referrals to the following area specific contacts:

Essex CRC


Norfolk and Suffolk CRC