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.

Open Estate Information Session

Families Outside, The Scottish Prison Service and the Salvation Army held an information session for families visiting HMP Edinburgh.  The information session was held in the Edinburgh Prison Visitors’ Centre on the afternoon of the 24 October 2012 where it was deemed most relevant to the visiting population.   Stewart Tweedlie, Casework Manager from HMP Castle […]


The Invisible Victims

Exploring the Impact of Parental Imprisonment on Children & their Families CONFERENCE – Friday 31st May 2012 – 10am to 5pm, Ayr Campus This conference seeks to address several related themes: the impact of imprisonment on individuals, the effects of parental imprisonment on the trajectory and welfare of children, the resettlement process into the community […]


Reversible Thinking video!

We are very excited about our new Reversible Thinking video!  Watch and listen here and let us know your thoughts! The video was produced by Sarah Roberts, Mike Nicholson, Ross Brown, Colin McLean and Pete Hillen, in partnership with Families Outside.  


Health Inequalities in Families of Prisoners

We are pleased to announce that the full report from Dr Liz Brutus on the impact of family support work from a health perspective is now available on our website.  A tool to tackle health inequalities in the families of people in prison? Evaluating the Families Outside Family Support Worker role from a health perspective […]


Housing issues – a good news story…

Families Outside has been working with a client from North Strathclyde.  The client was in the process of moving from her private let flat into her partner’s housing association flat as she was heavily pregnant with his child.  Before she could sign the joint tenancy agreement he was arrested.  The client’s partner has now received a […]


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