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.

Reach: a site dedicated for young people

We are delighted to announce the relaunch of Enquire’s website for young people. It has had a huge makeover thanks to the help of 75 young people and now has a new brand name – Reach. The core message is that no-one is out of reach, and that the right support can make all the difference to […]


Public Health Award

Partners Make Every Opportunity Count And Win Top Public Health Award We are delighted to announce that innovative work by NHS Grampian, Action for Children, and Families Outside to help improve the health and wellbeing of children and families affected by imprisonment has won the Elizabeth Russell prize. Presented each year at the Scottish Faculty […]


Daughter’s shock when her mother was jailed

Daughter speaks of the shock when her mother was jailed for four years… The daughter of a Dunfermline woman who is serving a four-year prison term said “it’s like you have been given your own sentence”. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Press about the shock when she discovered her mother had […]


Kaye Adams Show – Vox Liminis

Throughout 2014 Families Outside, in partnership with Vox Liminis and HMP Addiewell, provided singing and music making courses, each comprising of workshops which brought together imprisoned fathers (or other close family members), children, and carers. Using a family learning approach, the courses was participatory and gave families an opportunity to create, perform, and record music. […]


Families Left Behind

Families Outside in partnership with Fife Council’s Adult Basic Education and Family Community Support Team, brought together four women who were affected by imprisonment or the criminal justice system. After conversation, the women felt that their own experiences could help others in this situation and so we met as a group once a week for […]


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