Two years on from the review into deaths in prison custody and little progress has been made

30th November 2023 marked two years since the recommendations of the Independent Review of the Response to Deaths in Prison Custody were published. During these two years, there has been a lack of progress on the recommendations regarding an inquiry into the prevention of deaths, and, at Families Outside, we are extremely concerned about the […]

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Care-experience in Scotland: The importance of sibling relationships

Care-experience in Scotland: The importance of sibling relationships

Written by a professional with lived experience of the care system and sibling imprisonment. Sibling bonds are often the longest lasting and most enduring relationships we have over a lifetime, offering a foundation of support, companionship and familiarity. For care-experienced people, however, their journey is often marked by separation, isolation and the absence of a […]

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Care-experienced children affected by sibling imprisonment are slipping under the radar

Care-experienced children affected by sibling imprisonment are slipping under the radar

An estimated 70% of care-experienced children and young people in Scotland experience separation from their siblings. This can create enormous barriers to maintaining some of the most important relationships in these children’s lives… and this is made even more significant when one sibling is sent to prison. New pioneering research, published on Wednesday 6th December, […]

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Staying Connected: Care-experienced children and young people with a sibling in prison or secure care

Staying Connected: Care-experienced children and young people with a sibling in prison or secure care

Today Families Outside is launching a pioneering report, in collaboration with The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) and funded by The Promise Partnership. The report, titled ‘Staying Connected: Care-experienced children and young people with a sibling in prison or secure care’, explores the topic of care-experienced siblings separated by imprisonment or secure care and the gap […]

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