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KIN - for young people, by young people

KIN – for young people, by young people

We’re really excited about KIN, a creative arts project by and for young people who have experienced the imprisonment of a family member. It’s for young people aged between 14 and 24 who are up for using their own experiences to design resources for other young people affected. To read more about this amazing opportunity […]

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You Can Help...

You Can Help…

Two important ways to support children and families affected by imprisonment this quarter… Support for Children (Impact of Parental Imprisonment) (Scotland) Bill Children with a parent in prison are often unseen, unheard, and unsupported. Mary Fee MSP, who convenes the Parliamentary Cross-Party Group on Children and Families Affected by Imprisonment, has launched a consultation for […]

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A Trip to the Castle

A Trip to the Castle

When prisoners move to open conditions (an opportunity to progress towards release with periods of extended home leave and work placements in the community), it can be full of mixed emotions – for families as well as prisoners. The Family Support Team visited HMP Castle Huntly, Scotland’s only open prison facility for males, on a […]

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Giving a Little of Ourselves

Giving a Little of Ourselves

We were delighted to be invited to this year’s Islam Awareness Week Gala Dinner in Glasgow’s Central Mosque. Tracey Burns and her family represented Families Outside at the event and found it a really interesting evening with great food, interesting conversations, and a tour of the mosque. The theme of Islam Awareness Week this year […]

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RBS and the Grampian Family Help Hub

RBS and the Grampian Family Help Hub

Families Outside staff in Aberdeen were contacted by Royal Bank of Scotland to discuss ways that they could support families affected by imprisonment from their area and also to support the new Family Help Hub at HMP Grampian. It is hoped that this corporate sponsorship will provide staff to assist with the wrapping of Christmas […]

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