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
- 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
- 01234 373219 or 07855060592
Where to go
- HMP Bedford
St Loyes Street
- MK40 1HG
The sessions take place at the child/young person's school.
- Referral required
Last updated 04/11/2019