|Arundel BN18 0BX|
Governor / Director
|Male Cat. D|
|Kent and Sussex|
|Single and double|
First Night Centre
Chair: Andrew Isaac
Vice Chair: David Chaffe
Visitor Info Page
|HMP FORD Visitor Info|
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Online Library documents for HMP FORD
HMP Ford is a Category D establishment with an emphasis on resettlement. The establishment is split into two sites with a main road dividing the sites. One side is mainly laid to residential, the other is where work activities take place. The establishment still retains the original billets from the original Fleet Air Arm base, which in the main is the composition of the living accommodation for prisoners in huts with single and double cells. On New Year’s Day 2011 the prison saw severe disturbances which saw considerable damage to the infrastructure.
Huts with single and double rooms.
Sentence planning documents must be up to date, and initial OASys completed. There are circumstances where prisoners outside this criteria may be considered, but this must be in consultation with Ford.
Ford is an open prison and does not have 'unlock' times as such.
Mon: 11:45 - 13:00 and 18:15 - 20:30
HEALTH & SPORTS
Sports available include;
During Association hours.
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 is a full-time Anglican Chaplain and part-time Catholic, Free Church and Muslim Chaplains.
Facilities are available for Buddhist, Jewish, Sikh and Hindu prisoners.
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 Ford is commissioned by:
Kent and Medway Health & Justice Commissioning
Primary Care Provider:
OFSTED inspect education establishments from schools to colleges to prisons. They inspect education facilities within prisons and have inspected Ford.
OFSTED NUMBER: 52279
Learning aims recorded for Skills Funding Agency OLASS
Art and Design
Basic Construction Skills
Certificate for IT Users (CLAiT Plus)
Certificate for IT Users (New CLAiT)
Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)
Food Safety in Catering (QCF)
Foundation Creative Craft
Health and Safety in the Workplace
Healthier Food and Special Diets
Intermediate Creative Craft
NQF - Level 1, Construction, Planning and the Built Environment (SSA 5), PW C
NQF - Level 1, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW A
NQF - Level 2, Business, Administration and Law (SSA 15), PW A
NQF - Level 2, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
NQF - Level 2, Retail and Commercial Enterprise (SSA 7), PW C
NQF - Level 3, Business, Administration and Law (SSA 15), PW A
NVQ in Hospitality
Practical skills/crafts, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
Preparing for a Business Venture
Preparing for a Business Venture
QCF provision - Entry Level, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW A
QCF provision - Level 1, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW B
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, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
QCF provision - Level 2, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW B
Starting a Business Venture
Starting a Business Venture
Using ICT (Entry 3) (QCF)
Vocational study not leading to a recognised qualification, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9)
Vocational study not leading to a recognised qualification, Construction, Planning and the Built Environment (SSA 5)
Employed: £4.00 - £9.50
OFFENCE FOCUSED COURSES
Specialist services provide assistance for a range of job preparation and seeking activities, assistance to find accommodation, debt counselling, drug and alcohol counselling and programmes and support for all prisoners regardless of their length of sentence.
Family Days Available
Guardian Has To Stay
No of Visitors Permitted
|3 adults + 2 children|
Annual Budget: £8,000,000 (2011-12)*
*The annual budget allocated to the governor covers all major costs of running the prison but excludes most costs related to education and healthcare.
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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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