|Shaftesbury Road Bisley Woking GU24 9EX|
|01483 344 300|
Governor / Director
|Male Cat. C|
|Single and double|
First Night Centre
Chair: Mr John Tilbury
Vice Chair: Mr Michael Sherley
Visitor Info Page
|HMP COLDINGLEY Visitor Info|
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Online Library documents for HMP COLDINGLEY
Coldingley is a male category ‘C’ prison focused on resettlement. It holds mostly long term prisoners including lifers. The original four wings, A–D, hold 91 prisoners each, mainly in single cells. None of these cells have in-cell sanitation and prisoners gain access to toilets through an electronic unlocking system. In the enhanced and more open F wing, the 10 occupants are able to leave their double cells to use communal toilets.
Coldingley is focused on the resettlement of prisoners. It provides a framework to support the achievement of realistic resettlement goals by offering opportunities to prisoners willing to work hard and accept responsibility for achieving those goals.
The prison has a design capacity for 360 prisoners in single occupancy cells plus 10 prisoners in a special free association unit designed to help prisoners adjust to living in a community prior to release.
Some of the single cells, forming part of recent extensions to the end of the prison’s four wings, are larger than the others and with the current pressures on the prison population these cells are frequently used as double cells.
Mon: 18:00 - 19:45
HEALTH & SPORTS
Sports activities available include;
Every evening, and afternoons at weekends, during Association.
Every prison has a Chaplaincy department managed by a Co-ordinating Chaplain and supported by admin staff, other Chaplains and ‘Sessional Chaplains’ (faith leaders who visit for specific services or sessions). The Chaplaincy is considered an important part of the prison structure. When a prisoner arrives at a prison they are usually seen by a Chaplain within 24 hours and are invited to register as a specific religion (if they haven’t already done so) and can change their declared religion at any time.
There are visiting Anglican, Catholic, Free Church and Muslim Chaplains.
All other faiths can be facilitated.
Prison Healthcare is now commissioned by NHS England:
NHS England, PO Box 16738, Redditch B97 9PT
Tel: 0300 311 22 33
Link: How to make a complaint:
Complaints about Healthcare should be made first through the formal internal complaints system
There are seven Commissioning Trusts for ‘Offender Health’
East of England
Kent & Medway
Yorkshire & Humber
Healthcare at Coldingley is commissioned by:
Kent and Medway Health & Justice Commissioning
Primary Care Providers:
Cheam Family Practice
Studholme Medical Centre (GP Services)
Virgin – Primary Care Nursing
RaPT – Substance Misuse
Limited full-time education. Internal day and block releases are arranged for work related training opportunities.
OFSTED inspect education establishments from schools to colleges to prisons. They inspect education facilities within prisons and have inspected Coldingley.
OFSTED NUMBER: 52264
Learning aims recorded for Skills Funding Agency OLASS
2D Computer Aided Design
Accounting and Book-keeping (QCF)
Book-Keeping and Accounts (QCF)
Certificate for IT Users (CLAiT Plus)
Computer Aided Design
Diploma for IT Users (CLAiT Plus)
ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 1)
ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 2)
ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 3)
Foundation Creative Craft
Functional Skills English (QCF)
Functional Skills Mathematics (QCF)
GCE AS Level in English Literature B
Intermediate Creative Craft
Key Skills in Application of Number - level 3
Non-externally certificated - Entry Level, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
NQF - Level 1, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
NQF - Level 1, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW A
NQF - Level 2, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
NQF - Level 2, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
OCN Level 2, PW A, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
QCF provision - Entry Level, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW A
QCF provision - Entry Level, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
QCF provision - Level 1, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW B
QCF provision - Level 1, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
QCF provision - Level 1, Business, Administration and Law (SSA 15), PW A
QCF provision - Level 1, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
QCF provision - Level 2, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW B
QCF provision - Level 2, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
QCF provision - Level 2, Business, Administration and Law (SSA 15), PW A
QCF provision - Level 2, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
QCF provision - Level 3, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
Vocational study not leading to a recognised qualification, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6)
Vocational study not leading to a recognised qualification, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
Employed: £13.00 - £15.00
OFFENCE FOCUSED COURSES
Prisoners wishing move to Coldingley to complete RAPt (Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust 12 step programme) will be assessed by the local CARATS worker. The assessment, together with the information listed below should be forwarded to Coldingley for final assessment as to their suitability.
Offending behaviour Courses include;
Family Days Available
Guardian Has To Stay
|Between 3 and 12|
No of Visitors Permitted
|3 adults and children who meet the criteria|
*The annual budget allocated to the governor covers all major costs of running the prison but excludes most costs related to education and healthcare.
CONSTITUENCY: Surrey Heath
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT: Michael Gove (Conservative) - Secretary of State for Education, and Member of the Privy Council
Surrey Heath Borough Council
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Trading Standards can help with problems with purchases such as weights and measures, ‘best by’ dates, pricing & faulty goods.
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Monitoring and Inspection
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) regularly inspects prisons and produces a report of their inspection with recommendations for improvements.
Click Here to download a guide to inspections
Click Here to visit our Library Section where you can download the latest inspection reports for all prisons
Independent Monitoring Board
Each prison has an Independent Monitoring Board made up of local people who visit the prison regularly to check on the treatment of prisoners. They produce an Annual Report.
Click Here to visit our Library Section where you can download current and earlier IMB annual reports
Click Here to download the IMB’s information leaflet; explaining who they are and what they do.
OFSTED, who check on teaching standards in schools also visit prisons and publish a report of their findings.
Click Here to visit our Library Section where you can download OFSTED reports for all prisons
Monitoring & Inspection
Our on-line Library has a special section containing information, reports and publications about the monitoring of prisons and related services.
Click Here to visit the ‘Monitoring and Inspection’ section of our on-line Library
Information in this section has been kindly provided by the individual prison and the Ministry of Justice. This is supplemented with information from various government websites, Inspectorates and IMB reports and specialist departments within the Prison Service, government, and regional assemblies/parliaments.
Some of the data is published retrospectively: IMBs/Visiting Committees publish their reports up to 6 months after the end of the reporting period and at different times throughout the year, HMCIP publish their reports up to 6 months after the inspection. Population and performance figures are the latest published but can be considerably out of date.
Please Note: Information is constantly changing: The information on our website is regularly checked but if you have additional information, or if you believe that any of our information is incorrect or any links appear to fail please click on ‘Contact’, below.
Before acting upon any information you are advised to contact the prison directly to ensure there have been no recent changes.
Last Update: January 2014
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