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Ormiston Families - Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers is a free service which provides one-to-one support for children and young people affected by the imprisonment of a close family member. For many children and young people, having a family member sent to prison is an extremely traumatic experience.

The impact is far reaching and may include -

  • feelings of separation, loss or anger
  • A change in the dynamic in the family home
  • Loss of friends or familiar surroundings
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Self esteem issues for the child or family as a whole¬†
  • Isolation
  • Stigma and Shame

How does Breaking Barriers help?

Through tailored one-to-one support, drawing on a range of techniques and resources, Breaking Barriers offers children and young people dedicated time and space to explore and express their feelings, in order to reduce anxiety, maintain emotional well-being and, importantly, help to keep the child engaged with school and prevent further problems. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sara Turner
Contact Position
Senior Pracitioner
Telephone
E-mail
sara.turner@ormistonfamilies.org.uk
Website
https://www.ormiston.org/what-we-do/working-with-families-affected-by-offending/breaking-barriers/

Where to go

Name
HMP Bedford
Address
St Loyes Street
Bedford
Bedfordshire
Postcode
MK40 1HG
Notes

The sessions take place at the child/young person's school.

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes

Last updated 04/11/2019