Families Outside responds to the Programme for Government

Families Outside CEO has given her response to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s Programme for Government announcement. Nancy Loucks said: “Families Outside welcomes the Scottish Government’s Programme for Scotland, especially in relation to the new reforms proposed for justice. “For almost 30 years we have campaigned for the increased provision of family-centred initiatives and approaches in relation to […]


Give Children a Voice to Share Their Experiences

Give children a voice to share their experiences of parental imprisonment at international conference. We have recently worked with two sisters, Alice and Eilidh-Jane, whose father was imprisoned when they were 11 & 15 years old. These sisters have faced numerous challenges – they have been bullied, intimidated and are still facing stigma from their […]


Guidance and Resources for Schools in Supporting Children Impacted by Imprisonment

As of June 2018 Families Outside has updated its Guidance and Resources for Schools in Supporting Children Impacted by Imprisonment. This e-resource, designed to help teachers and other professionals engage with children and talk about a family member being in prison can be found at the following link: Guidance and Resources for Schools in Supporting […]


Early Years Assistance Consultation – response from Families Outside

Early Years Assistance, Consultation on the Best Start Grant Regulations Response from Families Outside Scottish Government’s The Best Start Grant aims to provide lower-income families with financial support during the key early years of a child’s life. Families Outside, the only national charity to support families affected by imprisonment, have responded to the Scottish Government’s […]


Best Interests of the Child when Sentencing a Parent

One of the areas in which the development of the concept and understanding of the rights of the child is beginning to have a significant effect is in relation to the impact of the child’s parent or caregiver coming into conflict with the criminal law. This raises perceptions of a clash between the rights of […]


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