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Year Of The Dad - Art Competition Results

Art captures family ties through prison walls As part of the 2016 Year of the Dad celebrations, Families Outside invited families to work together to produce art. The parent or child would …

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Upcoming Conferences

As part of Children of Prisoners Europe's annual June campaign, 'Not My Crime, Still My Sentence’, we are pleased to announce two important conferences. At the start of the campaign month, t…

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Research projects - we need you!

Are you a young person with experience of a parent in the justice system? We need your help! Families Outside is a partner in two research projects on the experience of children and young p…

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New Chat Service for Families

Families Outside has recently updated its website to be more functional with the ever-growing types of media platforms. The website itself has been freshened up with formatting also now approp…

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...even more new staff

We are pleased to welcome Toni-Ann Hope to our team here at Families Outside. With an education in sociology and background in community justice mentoring to help prisoners reduce re-offending…

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Santa's Little Helpers

In the run up to Christmas, Families Outside was delighted to receive a large number of gifts from Greyfriars Church in Lanark. We were able to give these gifts to children of the families we …

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Part II - The Powerful Story of a Friend of Families Outside

In November 2016 we published the first part of a powerful story of a Friend of Families Outside who's son had been in prison.  Now in this second part, his mother tells the sorry of her ex…

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Families and The Media

One of our Regional Family Support Coordinator’s talks to a family member about her experience with the media and the impact this had on the lives of herself and her family.

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Reach: a site dedicated for young people

We are delighted to announce the relaunch of Enquire’s website for young people. It has had a huge makeover thanks to the help of 75 young people and now has a new brand name - Reach. Th…

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Part I - The Powerful Story of a Friend of Families Outside

I was invited to visit by my youngest son, who had supported his brother throughout. He broke the law. At the jail my son checks he had ID. “You coming”, he says. I get out of the car. But…

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