Adverse Childhood Experiences - NHS Health Scotland

NHS Health Scotland has produced this short animation to contribute to raising awareness about the impact of childhood adversity. We hope it can stimulate discussion about what action can be t…

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Best Interests of the Child when Sentencing a Parent

One of the areas in which the development of the concept and understanding of the rights of the child is beginning to have a significant effect is in relation to the impact of the child’s pa…

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News Release - 27,000 children in Scotland are given new rights

Families Outside, the only national charity in Scotland to support families and children affected by imprisonment, are delighted to welcome the Council of Europe’s new guidelines that will p…

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In Brief 13

In Brief 13 was produced in February 2018, with this edition summarising the study carried out by Maria McGinley of The University of Strathclyde, into the impact of parental imprisonment of c…

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The Croft at Barlinnie - new website

Barlinnie Visitors Centre The Croft has a brand new website which can be found at https://www.barlinnievisitorscentre.org/ The Croft…

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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 >