Are you a family member?

Are you worried about coping alone? Paying the bills? Telling the children? Visiting prison?


Are you a professional?

We offer training and consultancy to professionals working with prisoners’ families, including Hidden Sentence Training.


Would you like to volunteer?

Our trained volunteers offer practical support and help reduce the social isolation felt by prisoners’ families. We also would like to hear from people interested in setting up community support groups for prisoners’ families.


Want to have your say?

We want to hear about your experiences and any ideas you may have to improve life for prisoners’ families.




DoodleCards have been specially designed to help children stay connected with a loved one during a separation. They help divided families to share ideas, spark memories and dream about the future.
Families can complete the captivating ‘doodle starters’ however they choose and then simply pop them in the post, providing a fun, visual way of keeping in touch.
Each pack contains ten individually designed A5 postcards by acclaimed children’s illustrator Guy Parker-Rees.



Punk For Prisoners’ Families

Local punk legends Fractured, ASBO Derek and Pog have agreed to run the second Punk for Prisoners’ Families gig at the Hope and Ruin Brighton on October 8th. Come and join us for a bit of pogo-ing. You can get your tickets in advance here: (not very punk – but best to be on the safe side) FRACTURED HOPE 8TH...

We need you!

Are you an empathetic, confident person with a few hours to spare each week? We are looking for volunteers to support families in court. The deadline for applications is October 17th. Please visit our Get Involved page for more...

Summer Newsletter

Soup, tea, pizza…it’s been a culinary few months. Read all about what we’ve been up to here…..SPF Newsletter Summer 2016...


Are you a family member? Do you need to talk to someone?

Please call our First Stop Advice Line  01273 499843 for information about local support. Fridays from 10-4

At other times call the Prisoners’ Friends and Families Service Helpline 0808 808 3444 or the Offenders’ Families Helpline 0808 808 2003

What do people say about us?

”We are usually isolated and helpless in such matters so I want to thank you
and SPF for your kind help.”

“Thank you for the wonderful work you have done, your service is fabulous, I’ll
be passing your information on to other people who may need your help.”

“Thank you very much, I didn’t know anything about what would happen to Dan
when he arrived in prison, you have really helped to explain it all and reassure