“This is Me”: A Child Impact Assessment toolkit

Co-created with children and young people with lived experience of having a mother in the criminal justice system, the This Is Me toolkit provides practical guidance to practitioners working with children affected by maternal imprisonment. It aims to ensure the voices of children are heard and that they get the support they need at the […]


Families Outside National Conference 2022

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Cost of Imprisonment to Families Families Outside hosted our ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ conference this year at The Studio in Glasgow on 16th November 2022. We were delighted to have 158 delegates join us on the day, covering a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We also had an amazing […]


Joint statement on progress report on Independent Review of the Response to Deaths in Prison Custody recommendations

The Scottish Human Rights Commission, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland and Families Outside welcome the follow up progress report into the Independent Review of the Response to Deaths in Prison Custody (“the Review”), published today and authored by External Chair Gillian Imery. The Review was published on 30 November 2021 and was […]


Paying the Price: The Cost to Families of Imprisonment and Release

Families Outside has launched research which highlights the role of prison in creating, sustaining, and deepening poverty amongst children and families. The full research report, titled “Paying the Price: The Cost to Families of Imprisonment and Release”, found that the burden of care and costs falls disproportionately to women, and many spend half their income […]


Annual Impact Report 2021-2022

We are please to announce the publication and launch of our Annual Impact Report 2021/2022. Families Outside has enjoyed many important achievements over the last year, as you will see in this report. This includes a much-needed increase in our reserves; incredible dedication, energy, and tenacity from our staff; and increasing velocity of input to […]


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