Before you book a visit

Domestic visitors need to be pre-approved by DCS

Find out about
Nominated Visitors

How to book a visit

Domestic visits are organised by the visitor contacting the prison directly

Find out about
booking a visit

Before you go to the visit

Be prepared. Learn what you need take with you.

Find out how to
prepare for your visit

Taking property to prisoners

Property should only be taking if it has been approved in advanced

bringing property
to prisoner visits

Taking children to a visit

Children of all ages can accompany an adult visitor

Find out about
child visitors

Your first visit to a prison

Initial checks and ID verification you must pass - and advice

Find out what
to expect on your first visit

Arriving at prison

Security, scans and searches

Find out about
entering a prison

The visit

Advice on facilities, routines, rules and conduct

Find out what happens
during a visit

After your visit to a prison

What happens as you leave - and where to get help and advice

Find out about
support after your visit

Prisoner Domestic Visit Bookings Pilot

DCS is running a pilot where prisoners book their own domestic visits at selected prisons

Find out about the pilot