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Call for families – research on the financial cost of imprisonment

Research on the financial cost of imprisonment abrdn Financial Fairness Trust has funded Families Outside to explore and address the financial cost of prison. This research can involve anyone supporting someone in prison and applies to all ages that can articulate the costs and losses they have experienced as a result of having a loved […]

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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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Reading Activity Challenge – the fun for children and young people, and how it all went…

In June/July 2020, as part of our online Group Work & Peer Support, Families Outside partnered with Scottish author, Mike Nicholson, in a ‘Reading Activity Challenge’ around his prize winning novel, ‘Catscape.’ Mike also wrote the Families Outside resource booklet for children affected by imprisonment, ‘My Diary.’ The ‘Reading Activity Challenge’ was offered to children […]

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Deaths in Custody Review

In November 2019, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousef announced that he had asked HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland (HMCIPS), Wendy Sinclair-Gieben, in accordance with section 7(2)(d) of the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989, to undertake an independent review into the responses to deaths in prison custody. The Review was instructed to enable […]

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It’s Time to Act Art Competition – Winners Announced

As part of Children of Prisoners Europe’s #NotMyCrimeStillMySentence Campaign Families Outside ran an Art Competition to raise awareness of  ‘It’s Time to Act’, the child-friendly version of the Council of Europe Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)5 concerning children with imprisoned parents. ‘It’s Time to Act’ was created in order to allow children themselves to become aware of and […]

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