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‘If only I’d known about you earlier’ - a case study

Pete and Jane have two young children. They live in a happy home where Pete is the main carer and earner. In July 2016, Pete was sentenced to 3 years in prison. Shunned by her community,…

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Year of the Young Person

To launch our involvement in the Scottish Government’s Year of the Young Person, we are pleased to announce the launch of the next edition of our In Brief research series, due for…

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Training - Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows is  one of Families Outside's multi-agency training sessions, bringing into the spotlight the issues facing families affected by imprisonment and how to improve support for…

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Smoke-Free Prison Environment

On 30th November 2018, Scottish Prisons are going smoke-free. After this date, tobacco products and smoking paraphernalia will be prohibited items in all Scottish prisons. Currently between…

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You Made Christmas - Thank You

In the run up to Christmas, Families Outside was delighted to receive a large number of gifts from organisations, community groups, individuals, and churches including More >

Improving Peer Support Among Families

Working with families to support each other is a key but very challenging part of our work. We are therefore delighted to be hosting Tracy Donaldson, family member and third year Community Dev…

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Training - Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows is the title of one of Families Outside's multi-agency training sessions, bringing into the spotlight the issues facing families affected by imprisonment a…

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Job Vacancy - full time Regional Family Support Coordinator

Regional Family Support Coordinator Currently based in Aberdeen and covering Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire: you will provide direct information and support to families affected by impriso…

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Creating A Smoke Free Prison Environment

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has announced its intention for all prisons in Scotland to be smoke free by the end of 2018.  In 2013 the Scottish Government published their tobacco control…

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Call for evidence – we need your help

"What about me?" – The impact on her child when a woman goes to prison The Prison Reform Trust and Families Outside are working on a project looking at the impact on children when a mothe…

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