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.
here for a leaflet about the service
Children of offenders
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
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.