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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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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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‘Catscape’ Reading Activity Challenge

‘Catscape’ Reading Activity Challenge

Families Outside are really excited to be partnering with Scottish author Mike Nicholson who wrote our ‘My Diary‘ booklet, to share the exciting resource and activity for his prize-winning novel ‘Catscape’ with children affected by imprisonment. Sharing his love of reading and literacy learning Mike Nicholson partnered with Lasswade Primary School to read his book in […]

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Pupils suffer in silence when a parent goes to prison

Pupils suffer in silence when a parent goes to prison Often a school won’t know when one of its pupils loses a parent to prison – but schools can actually play a major role by engaging that parent in their child’s education, writes Gordon Cairns (the image and article are care of TES). As a […]

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