Pupils suffer in silence when a parent goes to prison

Pupils suffer in silence when a parent goes to prison Often a school won’t know when one of its pupils loses a parent to prison – but schools can actually play a major role by engaging that parent in their child’s education, writes Gordon Cairns (the image and article are care of TES). As a […]


Send your MSP to Prison

Send your MSP to Prison Families Outside, the only national charity in Scotland that works solely support families affected by imprisonment, is sending MSPs to prison. One of the greatest challenges families affected by imprisonment face, especially children, is visiting the prison to see their loved ones. This is extremely important, because research shows that […]


Keeping it Together

First in Scotland – collaborative project offers support for families involved in justice system An innovative project aimed at improving support for the families of people involved in the justice system in Aberdeen will be launched this week. Community Planning Aberdeen (CPA) has brought together three third sector organisations to offer important advice and information […]


Families Outside responds to the Programme for Government

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

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 […]


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