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Substance Use in Scottish Prisons – A Needs Assessment

Families Outside have recently been contacted by Figure 8 Consultancy Services Ltd, regarding research they are undertaking, which looks at the health and social care needs of people who live in Scottish Prisons who use substances (alcohol, drugs and/or tobacco). As a family member or significant other of a person who uses substances and who […]

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Families Outside welcomes appointment of new Chair and Vice Chair

Families Outside, Scotland’s only national organisation that works solely on behalf of children and families affected by imprisonment, has welcomed Linda Bendle as its new Chair and David Mackie as its new Vice Chair. As the only national organisation that works solely with children and families affected by imprisonment, Families Outside supported 1,850 families during […]

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Families Outside launch new “My Story” And “My Visit” resources for children with a parent in prison in Scotland

Families Outside launch new “My Story” And “My Visit” resources for children with a parent in prison in Scotland

Families Outside, Scotland’s only national charity that works solely with children and families affected by imprisonment has launched two new resources for children with a parent in prison.  The first, “My Story,” was developed by Katie following her experience of her dad being imprisoned. “My Story” was written by Katie after her dad was sent […]

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Comment from Families Outside to media reports that one third of mobile phones issued in HMP Barlinnie have been tampered with

On 13th September, ITV News reported that since August 2020 when mobile phones were issued to more than 7,600 people held in Scottish prisons following the suspension of prison visits during the pandemic, 728 have been found to be operating with illegal SIM cards. Families Outside is the only national charity that works solely on […]

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Families Outside Launches New Accredited Training Modules

Families Outside, Scotland’s only national charity that works solely for children and families affected by imprisonment, has launched new accredited training aimed at professionals who come in to contact with children and families affected by imprisonment. The training modules, “Families Outside – Families Affected by Imprisonment,” are designed to raise awareness of the impact on […]

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