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Job Vacancy - Family Support Coordinator (South West)

Based in Dumfries and sharing cover of South West Scotland: you will provide direct information and support to families affected by imprisonment and the professionals who work with them, liais…

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Job Vacancy – Family Support Mgr (Children & Young People)

Currently based in Edinburgh (negotiable), you will provide line management of the northern Regional Family Support Team as well as training on the issues of families affected by imprisonment.…

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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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Reform Scotland - landline phones in prison cells

Reform Scotland: family contact could help close the revolving door. Think tank calls for pilot scheme to put landline phones in cells Reform Scotland, the independent, non-party think tank…

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In Brief 12

Written by Dr Anna Kotova of the University of Exeter, In Brief 12 deals with the issue of lost time, stigma for families adapting to the experiences of having a partner on a long-term pris…

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Conference 2017 - taking the outcomes forward

On 31 May this year, Families Outside hosted a national conference on improving support for families at the point of arrest. The conference highlighted clearly the trauma of witnessing a famil…

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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.

Please note: Families Outside relays changes to…

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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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