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Support for prisoners

Drug & Alcohol support for families at HMP Bedford

HMP Bedford SORTT Family Service

(Supporting Offenders in Recovery and Treatment Team) provides support to people with drug and alcohol problems at HMP Bedford. We work in a recovery focused way to help people overcome their dependency and break out of the cycle of crime.

The SORTT Family Service can support any individuals at HMP Bedford and their families who are affected by the individual’s drug and alcohol use. SORTT understand that families are made up in many different ways and they welcome everyone.

Parents, children and families:

Families can self-refer to the SORTT Family Service. Please contact SORTT for more information and to discuss how they can support your family, by phoning 01234 373 000 and asking for HMP Bedford SORTT.

Click here for a leaflet about the service

 

Children of offenders

 

i-HOP- Supporting all professionals to work with the children and families of offenders. The i-HOP service, provides a free to access one stop information hub to help you work with these potentially vulnerable families. Find local and national targeted services, training and events, case studies, quality assessed research and policy as well as practice models and case studies to inspire you. i-HOP is run by Barnardo’s and funded by the Department for Education.

 

i-HOP Quality Statements and Toolkit. This free practical resource is structured around 8 central aspects of work with offenders’ children and families. It includes check lists for you to self assess your service’s work with this group and a template to enable you to develop a realistic work plan.

 

News

Chelsea's Choice & Crashing

We are holding two FREE evening performances based on Child Sexual Exploitation. One performance of Chelsea’s Choice and one performance of Crashing. Please click on this link for more details.

May 2017 newsletter

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Ofsted Inspection

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted. For more details of the report and a statement by Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of BBSCB can be found here 

 

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

‘The More You Know, The More You See’ – Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

Date: Thursday 28th September 2017

Venue: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick

Time: 9:30 – 4:30 (Registration 9:00 – 9:30)

For more details please click here