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.
Families Outside have recently been contacted by Figure 8 Consultancy Services Ltd, regarding research they are undertaking, which looks at the health and social care needs of people who live in Scottish Prisons who use substances (alcohol, drugs and/or tobacco). As a family member or significant other of a person who uses substances and who […]
Families Outside, Scotland’s only national organisation that works solely on behalf of children and families affected by imprisonment, has welcomed Linda Bendle as its new Chair and David Mackie as its new Vice Chair. As the only national organisation that works solely with children and families affected by imprisonment, Families Outside supported 1,850 families during […]
Families Outside, Scotland’s only national charity that works solely with children and families affected by imprisonment has launched two new resources for children with a parent in prison. The first, “My Story,” was developed by Katie following her experience of her dad being imprisoned. “My Story” was written by Katie after her dad was sent […]
On 13th September, ITV News reported that since August 2020 when mobile phones were issued to more than 7,600 people held in Scottish prisons following the suspension of prison visits during the pandemic, 728 have been found to be operating with illegal SIM cards. Families Outside is the only national charity that works solely on […]
Families Outside, Scotland’s only national charity that works solely for children and families affected by imprisonment, has launched new accredited training aimed at professionals who come in to contact with children and families affected by imprisonment. The training modules, “Families Outside – Families Affected by Imprisonment,” are designed to raise awareness of the impact on […]