Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

The Elizabeth Fry Charity provides support to women, mostly on licence from prison, who have a range of complex needs. Through our work, we help women to begin to address the issues they face, to improve their lives and reduce the likelihood of further offending.
 

Approved Premises

Approved Premises are premises approved under section 13 of the Offender Management Act 2007. They provide accommodation, support and monitoring to men and women in the criminal justice system who are assessed as posing a medium to very high risk of harm to others. Most of the people who come to Approved Premises have been released from custody on licence, but there are a small number who are on bail or who have been sentenced to community sentences.
 
Elizabeth Fry House is a 22-bed Approved Premises for women.
 
There are 101 Approved Premises for England and Wales. ‚ÄčElizabeth Fry is one of only 11 Approved Premises provided by Independent organisations rather than the National Probation Service.
 
Elizabeth Fry is one of only six Approved Premises for women in England and Wales and the only in the South.