Guidance and Resources for Schools in Supporting Children Impacted by Imprisonment

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 – response from Families Outside

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 […]


Best Interests of the Child when Sentencing a Parent

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 […]


The Croft at Barlinnie – new website

Barlinnie Visitors Centre The Croft has a brand new website which can be found at The Croft is located in the Family Services Room within the reception of HMP Barlinnie.  They do not handle booking of visits which should be done by contacting the prison direct.


Smoke-Free Prison Environment

On 30th November 2018, Scottish Prisons are going smoke-free. After this date, tobacco products and smoking paraphernalia will be prohibited items in all Scottish prisons. Currently between 70 and 80 per cent of prisoners smoke, so this will be a significant change. Families Outside is extremely pleased that the SPS will be working with partner […]


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