Families Outside is seeking new Board members

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland working to support the families and children of people affected by imprisonment. We are looking for 3-4 dynamic, motivated individuals with a passion to contribute to the governance of an excellent service for families affected by imprisonment to join our Board of Trustees. We are particularly […]


Families Outside submission to the United Nations Day of General Discussion

Families Outside has made a submission to the United Nations Day of General Discussion 2021. The topic for the Day is on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care. The Submission was as follows; Submission to the United Nations’ Day of General Discussion 2021: Children’s Rights and Alternative Care Families Outside is a national independent charity that […]


LNER Customer & Community Investment Fund – PLEASE VOTE FOR US

Families Outside has been shortlisted in the final stage of the “LNER Customer & Community Investment Fund”. The fund supports projects located within 10 – 15 miles of the east coast mainline, where there is an identified social need which needs mitigated to create a more inclusive, prosperous and connected community. Families Outside has focused […]


Successful spend of a Winter Hardship Fund

On 18 December 2020, Families Outside received a grant of £50,000 from the Scottish Government entitled the Winter Hardship Fund which was to be spent on families who do not receive support from other agencies and are disproportionately disadvantaged by the imprisonment of a family member. Though utilising a fund to make purchases on behalf […]


News Release – Thousands Of Prisoners’ Children Haven’t Seen Their Parents For A Year

One year on from the first lockdown, Families Outside, Scotland’s only national charity working with children and families affected by imprisonment, have highlighted new research findings on the devastating impact of the pandemic on children of prisoners. New research published by Dr Shona Minson from the University of Oxford found that, prior to the lockdown, […]


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