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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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Justice Committee’s Pre-Budget Scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2020-21

Justice Committee’s Pre-Budget Scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2020-21

Call for Evidence: Justice Committee’s Pre-Budget Scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2020-21 Response from Families Outside Families Outside is a national independent charity that works on behalf of children and families affected by imprisonment in Scotland. We do this through provision of a national freephone helpline for families and for the professionals who work […]

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Family contact could help reduce self-harm and suicide in Scottish Prisons

Family contact could help reduce self-harm and suicide in Scottish Prisons

Families Outside, the only charity in Scotland that works solely on behalf of families affected by imprisonment, has shared its hopes on the back of the HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland (HMIPS) inspection at HMP & YOI Polmont. HMIPS’s report clearly states that increased family contact actively improves reintegration into the community post-release but […]

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Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections

Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections

A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections Response from Families Outside Families Outside welcomes the consultation on A Connected Scotland. We are a national independent charity that works on behalf of children and families affected by imprisonment in Scotland. We do this through provision of a national freephone helpline […]

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Early Years Assistance, Consultation on the Best Start Grant Regulations

Early Years Assistance, Consultation on the Best Start Grant Regulations

Early Years Assistance, Consultation on the Best Start Grant Regulations Response from Families Outside May 2018 About Families Outside Families Outside is a national independent charity that works solely on behalf of families affected by imprisonment in Scotland. We are not in a position to comment with expertise on the details of the social security […]

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