We are delighted to share our 30th anniversary video with you. This short film was created to give an insight into the challenges and issues faced by families affected by imprisonment, and the work we do to support them.

This video focuses on what we have achieved as an organisation over the past 30 years, where we are now in 2022, and our vision for the future.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the making of this film, not least the families themselves who represent so many more across Scotland.

Staying Connected: Siblings separated by care and custody

This is a joint project between SCRA and Families Outside and funded by The Promise. Surveys of people in prison show relatively high levels of care experience, suggesting there are likely significant numbers of children and young people who have a sibling in prison who are in care themselves, yet we know nothing about these […]

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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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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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Families Outside is seeking new Board members

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland working to support the families and children of people affected by imprisonment. We are looking for 3-4 dynamic, motivated individuals with a passion to contribute to the governance of an excellent service for families affected by imprisonment to join our Board of Trustees. We are particularly […]

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Families Outside response to national COVID 19 vaccination accessibility survey

Families Outside has responded today to the COVID 19 vaccination accessibility survey run by Voluntary Health Scotland, to help ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Families Outside has an interest in ensuring that people involved in the criminal justice system, people in prison, and those recently released from prison and their families do not […]

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