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.

Families Outside submission to the United Nations Day of General Discussion

Families Outside has made a submission to the United Nations Day of General Discussion 2021. The topic for the Day is on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care. The Submission was as follows; Submission to the United Nations’ Day of General Discussion 2021: Children’s Rights and Alternative Care Families Outside is a national independent charity that […]

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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill – Families Outside’s respsonse

Last week Families Outside submitted a response to the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee consultation on the UNCRC (Incorporation) Bill. Families Outside made a number of points to achieve two things: The strengthening of children’s rights during the incorporation and implementation process of the UNCRC in Scotland to ensure that children’s rights are […]

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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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Education and Skills Committee Inquiry into Vulnerable Children during the COVID-19 pandemic

Families Outside is a national independent charity that works solely on behalf of children and families affected by imprisonment in Scotland. We do this through provision of a national freephone helpline for families and for the professionals who work with them, as well as through development of policy and practice, delivery of training, and face-to-face […]

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Justice Committee’s Pre-Budget Scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2020-21

Call for Evidence: Justice Committee’s Pre-Budget Scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2020-21 Response from Families Outside Families Outside is 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 for families and for the professionals who work […]

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