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Changes to the Assisted Prison Visits Scheme

Financial help is available from the Assisted Prison Visits Unit (APVU) to allow close relatives and partners in the UK to visit prisoners. Details on what is covered by…

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National Performance Framework for Prison Visitors' Centres in Scotland

New National Standards unveiled for prisoners’ families support services Andrew McLellan, Chair of the National Prison Visitor Centre Steering Group will unveil a new National Performance…

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Families Outside National Conference 2017: First Impressions

The next Families Outside National Conference will be taking place on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 at The Hub events venue in Edinburgh. The focus of the conference will be on how to improve fami…

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Job Vacancy - Programme Manager (Scotland & Northern Ireland)

Programme Manager (Scotland & Northern Ireland) The Prison Reform Trust effects change in justice policy and practice combining public education with applied research, …

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They've Been Sent To Prison

Families Outside has produced a new service card which gives a very clear message to service users seeing the card as to what we can offer by way of support for families affected by imprisonme…

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National Prisons Visitors' Centres Annual Conference

The National Prison Visitors Centre Steering Group will host its annual conference entitled Working in Partnership, Raising the Standard on 19 June 2017 at the RBS Conference …

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Prison Visitors' Centres Across Scotland

The Cyrenians are now the proud operators of the Visitor Centre at HMP Addiewell after a successful bid to take on the service. The service was operated by Families Outside until April this ye…

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Easter Chicks Invade Kilmarnock

A huge thanks goes to Margaret Mowat and the team of Soroptomists who kindly knitted and donated the most adorable Easter chicks, each gifted with a cream egg inside. She brought along a tray …

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Families Outside Training Packages

Families Outside offers bespoke and ‘set’ training packages, talks, and presentations, aimed at raising awareness of the issues for families affected by imprisonment. Tailored to the parti…

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INCCIP Conference, New Zealand

We were delighted to attend the inaugural conference of INCCIP (International Coalition for Children of Incarcerated Parents) in New Zealand in March. About 150 delegates from nineteen coun…

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