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Virtual visits and digital device hints & tips

Virtual visits and digital device hints & tips

Families Outside has outlined some advice on virtual visits below, and provided some hints and tips on what you should remember when taking part in virtual visits. Virtual visits – please first of all register for virtual visits at emailaprisoner.com. You will need photo identification and details of the person in prison. You will also […]

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Virtual Visits - A Family Sees Their Loved One for the First Time in 15 Weeks

Virtual Visits – A Family Sees Their Loved One for the First Time in 15 Weeks

This week as part of the launch of the new Scottish Prison Service (SPS) virtual visits scheme one of the families we support had the opportunity to see their family member for the first time in 15 weeks. Virtual Visits are an SPS facilitated scheme, which lets prisoners see their children and families using video […]

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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 […]

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It's Time to Act - Art Competition

It’s Time to Act – Art Competition

The Competition has closed. Thank you to everyone who took part and a huge well done to the winners. Since 2010, throughout the month of June, COPE runs an annual pan-European campaign entitled “Not my crime, still my sentence”. This year’s campaign to raise awareness of children with an imprisoned parent builds on COPE’s previous […]

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#NoAddressInThePress – Parliamentary Petition lodged

#NoAddressInThePress – Parliamentary Petition lodged

#NoAddressInThePress – Parliamentary Petition lodged Families Outside is currently campaigning to end the practice of printing the address of somebody who has been sentenced in Court. At the last meeting of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Families affected by Imprisonment a presentation was delivered on the campaign. At this meeting the Cabinet Secretary […]

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