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Criminal record checks
Telephone: 020 3334 3555
Online contact form: https://contact-moj.dsd.io/
Telephone: 0800 100 900
Telephone: 020 7600 3333
Telephone: 0800 678 1100 or 020 7741 4100
Telephone: Helpline 0808 800 4444
Family members of those in prison
Telephone: 0808 801 0366
Address: 2nd Floor, The Print House, 18 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL
We are unable to give immigration advice as under UK immigration law, organisations can only provide this if they are registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). Details of specialist immigration organisations can be found below.
Telephone: 020 7459 9750
Telephone: 020 7354 9631
For people with sexual offences
Telephone: 0118 950 0068
Address: Abbey House, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire RG1 3BE
Their Stop It Now Helpline gives confidential advice and support to prevent child sex abuse.
Links can be found in the information section on prison.
Although we’re unable to provide any counselling services we’ve set out below some useful contacts. Some of these are general and some specific to people with convictions.
Telephone: 0300 100 1234
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Telephone: 0800 138 7777
Telephone: 020 7251 6575
Telephone: 07967 328564
People who maintain their innocence
We exist to help people who have accepted what they have done, and are now wishing to lead a law-abiding life. If you maintain your innocence, we have details below of some organisations that may be able to help you.
Information/advice outside England & Wales
Our information and advice covers England & Wales only. We get lots of queries from people in other places, and much of our information and advice will be helpful. However, we’re unable to give specific advice as the laws and rules are different outside England & Wales, which is why we have details of organisations that cover different places below.