|Church Road Eastchurch Sheerness ME12 4DZ|
Governor / Director
|Male Cat. B|
|Kent and Sussex|
|Single, double and multiple|
First Night Centre
Chair: Shelley Heim
Vice Chair: Peter Kershaw
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Core local prison for adult and young adult male prisoners.
The Sheppey Cluster is an amalgamation of the three establishments, Elmley, Standford Hill and Swaleside.
Elmley is a purpose built local Prison serving all courts in the county of Kent. The establishment opened in 1992 and includes a Category C Unit of up to 240 prisoners built in 1997. Elmley is one of six Bullingdon design prisons in England and is the largest of the three prisons within the Sheppey Cluster.
6 House Blocks holding between 183 and 240 prisoners each in single, double and treble cells.
Mon: 08:10 - 12:15, 13:40 - 17:15 & 18:10 - 19:50
Mon: 18:10 - 19:50
HEALTH & SPORTS
The PE department offers a wide range of qualifications, including Sports Leader and a variety of Health and Safety courses (including the CSCS building site safety certificate) and, in conjunction with Charlton Athletic FC, offers a range of football qualifications.
They work with the local PCT to deliver Health Trainer qualifications and Social Care NVQ.
Sports available include;
During core day; Mon - Fri.
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.
Full-time Anglican, Catholic and Free Church Chaplains. Part-time Muslim Chaplain. Facilities are provided for all other faiths including a sessional Rabbi.
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 this prison is commissioned by:
Kent and Medway Health & Justice Commissioning
Primary Care Provider:
South East Health
Oxleas (Mental Health)
RaPT (Substance misuse)
Motor Mechanics Hairdressing
ITQ for Business
ITQ for Graphic Design
ITQ for Music Technology
Employability (Ready, Steady, Work)
BSC Health and Safety Skills for Life Literacy and Numeracy to Level 2
ESOL to Level 1
Creative Techniques Social and Life Skills
Education concentrates on improving key and basic skills as well as IT, Art, ESOL and Employment skills.
Key for inspection grades
Click Here for further information on how inspection judgements are made.
Scope of the inspection
Summary of grades awarded
Achievement and standards and the quality of provision: 2
Single Portion Packing
Vocational training qualifications, RARPA and education outreach are offered in virtually all work areas.
Qualifications available include;
Learning aims recorded for Skills Funding Agency OLASS
Art and Design
Certificate for IT Users (New CLAiT)
Construction Skills Certification Scheme
ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 1)
Key Skills in Working with Others
NQF - Level 1, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
NQF - Level 1, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW A
NQF - Level 1, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
NQF - Level 2, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
NQF - Level 2, Business, Administration and Law (SSA 15), PW A
NQF - Level 2, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
Preparing for a Business Venture
QCF provision - Level 1, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
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
Unitisation (approved external qualification) Entry Level, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14) - ESOL
Unitisation (approved external qualification) Entry Level, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14) - Literacy
Unitisation (approved external qualification) Entry Level, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14) - Numeracy
Employed: £10.00 - £25.00
OFFENCE FOCUSED COURSES
Family Days Available
Guardian Has To Stay
|Babies, up to 18|
No of Visitors Permitted
|Mother or guardian plus children|
Elmley holds regular Family Days.
This is on a scale from 1 (serious concerns) to 4 (Exceptional) and is worked out by the Ministry of Justice taking into account 34 criteria such as overcrowding, purposeful activities etc. A score of 3 is considered a good performance. Published quarterly.
Figures are aggregated for all three clustered prisons and therefore refer to the Cluster as a whole
Prison Video Link (PVL)
If court hearings are not taking place it may be possible for solicitors, barristers and Probation Officers to hold interviews with a prisoner via video link to save having to visit the prison.
The facility is also available to assist the Parole Board in dealing with oral hearings.
At other times, operational reasons may mean bookings are refused or cancelled at short notice.
To book the Video Link facility telephone: 01795 882000 ext 2209
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP)
Independent Monitoring Board
CLICK HERE - to read the latest IMB reports for any prison.
Click on the year and then select the prison.
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.
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Comprehensive information about each prison regime; lock down times, facilities, healthcare etc.
*NEW* Detailed information about IRC - Immigration Removal Centres.
Various pages of information for help and support organisations and networks for those in custody as well as recently released. Also information for friends and family.
This grants and funding pdf document aims to meet the need of prisoners and ex-offenders for accurate, up to date information on the supplementary funding available to prisoners.
Information on rules & regulations used throughout the prison service.
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