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Family contact could help reduce self-harm and suicide in Scottish Prisons

Family contact could help reduce self-harm and suicide in Scottish Prisons

Families Outside, the only charity in Scotland that works solely on behalf of families affected by imprisonment, has shared its hopes on the back of the HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland (HMIPS) inspection at HMP & YOI Polmont. HMIPS’s report clearly states that increased family contact actively improves reintegration into the community post-release but […]

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My mum was released from prison, we weren't prepared

My mum was released from prison, we weren’t prepared

My Mum was released from prison just before Christmas 2016. She managed to keep her own house, and therefore a few days before she was released we tidied up, cleaned, made sure she had a little bit of shopping in, like the essentials: bread, milk etc. Also I contacted her doctor for advice and found […]

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27,000 children in Scotland are given new rights

27,000 children in Scotland are given new rights

27,000 children in Scotland are given new rights Families Outside, the only national charity in Scotland to support families and children affected by imprisonment, are delighted to welcome the Council of Europe’s new guidelines that will protect children with imprisoned parents. According to Scottish Government figures, 20 – 27,000 children in Scotland each year have […]

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Pupils suffer in silence when a parent goes to prison

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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Send your MSP to Prison

Send your MSP to Prison

Send your MSP to Prison Families Outside, the only national charity in Scotland that works solely support families affected by imprisonment, is sending MSPs to prison. One of the greatest challenges families affected by imprisonment face, especially children, is visiting the prison to see their loved ones. This is extremely important, because research shows that […]

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