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Virtual Visits - A Family Sees Their Loved One for the First Time in 15 Weeks

Virtual Visits – A Family Sees Their Loved One for the First Time in 15 Weeks

This week as part of the launch of the new Scottish Prison Service (SPS) virtual visits scheme one of the families we support had the opportunity to see their family member for the first time in 15 weeks. Virtual Visits are an SPS facilitated scheme, which lets prisoners see their children and families using video […]

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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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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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