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Families Outside submission to the United Nations Day of General Discussion

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

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

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

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

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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