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Feedback on Video Visits

Feedback on Video Visits

Video visits have been in place in all Scottish prisons since June, but we need to know more about your experiences of these. Can you help? Please complete our short survey, and please share! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TX69TNN

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Reading Activity Challenge - the fun for children and young people, and how it all went...

Reading Activity Challenge – the fun for children and young people, and how it all went…

In June/July 2020, as part of our online Group Work & Peer Support, Families Outside partnered with Scottish author, Mike Nicholson, in a ‘Reading Activity Challenge’ around his prize winning novel, ‘Catscape.’ Mike also wrote the Families Outside resource booklet for children affected by imprisonment, ‘My Diary.’ The ‘Reading Activity Challenge’ was offered to children […]

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Deaths in Custody Review

Deaths in Custody Review

In November 2019, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousef announced that he had asked HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland (HMCIPS), Wendy Sinclair-Gieben, in accordance with section 7(2)(d) of the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989, to undertake an independent review into the responses to deaths in prison custody. The Review was instructed to enable […]

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It’s Time to Act Art Competition - Winners Announced

It’s Time to Act Art Competition – Winners Announced

As part of Children of Prisoners Europe’s #NotMyCrimeStillMySentence Campaign Families Outside ran an Art Competition to raise awareness of  ‘It’s Time to Act’, the child-friendly version of the Council of Europe Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)5 concerning children with imprisoned parents. ‘It’s Time to Act’ was created in order to allow children themselves to become aware of and […]

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Q&A on the resumption of physical prison visits

Q&A on the resumption of physical prison visits

Following on from the recent inception of virtual visits at prison establishments throughout Scotland, the Scottish Prison Service have produced a Q&A fact sheet which answers questions about the resumption of physical visits. To read the document, please click here.

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