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The importance of schools being aware and sensitive without discriminating further

As a relatively inexperienced primary teacher, I recall the behaviour of a boy in my class changing. Periods of withdrawal would be interspersed with outbursts. It was clear something had changed, something was wrong. On discussing with a senior colleague, I learnt that his brother had recently been sent to prison. Looking back, I know […]


Who Are 'These Families'?

Who Are ‘These Families’?

“Concerned about the kinds of people who will be visiting prison, hanging around shops, close to the school, travelling on same bus service, if it cannot be 100% assured this would not put people who live in Milton of Leys area at risk then the prison should not be built.” “The increase in traffic and […]


Waitrose – Community Matters

Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 between three local good causes chosen by the public. At the checkout, customers receive a token and are asked to place this in the box of the good cause they would most like to support.  The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive.  At […]


HMP Dumfries Family Day

The recent good weather has reminded us here at Families Outside of a Family Day held on 18 May outdoors at HMP Dumfries when the weather was more macs and wellies than shorts and t-shirts.  Regardless of this slight setback, Dumfries swam on through what turned out to be a fabulous and enjoyable family day […]


HMP Addiewell Family Fun Day

On Saturday 13th July HMP Addiewell had a Family Fun Day for prisoners and families, many of whom attend the prison’s “Family Bonding Visits”.  The day could not have been more perfect; the sun was shining, the skies were bright blue and for this day, all was right with the world.  The event was expertly […]


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