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Keeping the Promise

by Prof Nancy Loucks OBE Today marks a year since the Independent Care Review published its far-reaching recommendations to transform Care in Scotland and published “The Promise” to improve radically the lives and futures of young people in care and on the edges of care. A recurring theme across all strands of the review was […]

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Practice Learning

An area of development within Families Outside has been in Social Work Practice Learning. In August 2019, we appointed a Practice Learning Coordinator, who is working with Universities across Scotland to provide practice learning placements for social work students within all three of our regional teams.  The Practice Learning Coordinator also has practice teaching responsibilities […]

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The First 6 months of MyTime Scotland

by Tracey Burns, Group Work at Peer Support Manager at Families Outside. I can’t believe it has been 6 months, time really does fly! Building on the feedback and momentum from the consultation ‘Conversation Cafes’ the first MyTime Peer Support Group started in March 2019. It has been a busy, challenging, rewarding and exciting time […]

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#NoAddressInThePress

#NoAddressInThePress

“They don’t care about my life, or my children’s lives, all they want to do is get a headline.” Family Member, Dundee. When a family member goes to prison the family feel like they’ve hit rock bottom, but when their address is printed in the press they have a whole new situation to deal with. […]

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West Highland Way and Ben Nevis fundraiser

In May this year one of our family members we have supported, and friend embarked on a mission to not only walk the West Highland Way (a mere 96 miles) but also to finish this off in style with a climb up Ben Nevis. All this was done to raise funds for Families Outside and […]

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