Sussex Prisoners' Families
Sussex Prisoners' Families: 01273 499843
Prisoners’ Families Helpline: 0808 808 2003

This page is for young people and children who have relatives or loved-ones in prison. There is further support and advice for families of young people on our Family Support page.

Support For Young People

Having someone you care about in prison can be tough. We hope that the following websites and resources will help you.

Please contact one of our friendly outreach team if you would like a confidential chat: 01273 499843 instagram: @sussexprisfam twitter @sussexprisonfamil 


Parents in Prison
This web page by Childline  has some useful tips and videos for young people with a parent in prison. 

My Own Private Prison 
A film by The Fixers in which young people talk about what it’s like to have a family member in prison.   

Young Minds 
This organisation provides help and advice on your wellbeing

Sophie’s Story
A young woman shares her story of having her mum arrested

Safe Together
A booklet by Time-Matters UK with young people talking about what helps them cope with imprisonment. 

Tom’s Story

A Story of a young man reflecting on his Dad’s time in prison when he was a teen. 

Alices’ Story 

Read Alices’ story of watching her mum being arrested at home to visiting her in prison. 


We asked young people what advice they would give to each other, parents teachers and youth workers. Here’s what they said!