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Covid-19 -Families Outside Update

Covid-19 -Families Outside Update

As with all organisations, Covid-19 has presented Families Outside with a number of challenges. We hope that everyone manages to cope with this crisis in the best way possible.  At Families Outside, we are facing the challenge of maintaining support for families at a time of increasing difficulties; this remains a priority, whilst also ensuring […]

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Families Outside – Support For Families COVID-19 Update

Families Outside – Support For Families COVID-19 Update

At Families Outside, we have made the needs of families affected by imprisonment in Scotland our sole priority for 30 years. At this incredibly difficult time for all of us, we will continue to support all of those affected by a loved one in prison in the most effective ways we can whilst keeping our […]

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#NoAddressInThePress – Parliamentary Petition lodged

#NoAddressInThePress – Parliamentary Petition lodged

#NoAddressInThePress – Parliamentary Petition lodged Families Outside is currently campaigning to end the practice of printing the address of somebody who has been sentenced in Court. At the last meeting of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Families affected by Imprisonment a presentation was delivered on the campaign. At this meeting the Cabinet Secretary […]

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Short Sentences Fracture Families

Short Sentences Fracture Families

Short Sentences Fracture Families Families Outside, the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment, believes more work needs to be done to end short sentences in Scotland. It comes after monitoring data for the Presumption Against Short Sentences (PASS), released by the Scottish Government,  showed the number of […]

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Ministerial Statement on the United Nations Charter on the Rights of the Child

Ministerial Statement on the United Nations Charter on the Rights of the Child

On 20th November 2019 the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP, made a Ministerial Statement to Parliament on the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Charter on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). In his statement, the Deputy First Minister confirmed that he would introduce a Bill to Parliament that will incorporate the UNCRC in […]

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