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 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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]