Welcome to the Children and Families Team

The Children and Families Pathway at HMP Forest Bank is dedicated to understanding of the needs of families affected by imprisonment and widening the scope of meaningful and effective interventions offered to those families and prisoners


SJS acknowledges the importance of engaging families in prisoner rehabilitation and through partnership working we can tackle entrenched problems to improve the well-being of the whole family to aide successful prisoner resettlement and desist from a life of crime. HMP Forest Bank has always recognised the importance of the role of families and significant others and has prioritised family work in recent years.  Since 2012, there has been a dedicated Children and Families Manager in place to drive the family strategy forward and embed the work into the day to day work of the prison. 

2019 Strategy

Our strategy