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SPS review of family visit arrangements

SPS review of family visit arrangements

17 December 2020 The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) recognises that this is a difficult time for those in their care as well as their families and friends and they are anxious to do all we can to allow family contact.  As such, virtual visits remain available in every establishment. The SPS have reviewed their family […]

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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill - Families Outside's respsonse

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill – Families Outside’s respsonse

Last week Families Outside submitted a response to the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee consultation on the UNCRC (Incorporation) Bill. Families Outside made a number of points to achieve two things: The strengthening of children’s rights during the incorporation and implementation process of the UNCRC in Scotland to ensure that children’s rights are […]

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Feedback on Video Visits

Feedback on Video Visits

Video visits have been in place in all Scottish prisons since June, but we need to know more about your experiences of these. Can you help? Please complete our short survey, and please share! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TX69TNN

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Reading Activity Challenge - the fun for children and young people, and how it all went...

Reading Activity Challenge – the fun for children and young people, and how it all went…

In June/July 2020, as part of our online Group Work & Peer Support, Families Outside partnered with Scottish author, Mike Nicholson, in a ‘Reading Activity Challenge’ around his prize winning novel, ‘Catscape.’ Mike also wrote the Families Outside resource booklet for children affected by imprisonment, ‘My Diary.’ The ‘Reading Activity Challenge’ was offered to children […]

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Deaths in Custody Review

Deaths in Custody Review

In November 2019, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousef announced that he had asked HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland (HMCIPS), Wendy Sinclair-Gieben, in accordance with section 7(2)(d) of the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989, to undertake an independent review into the responses to deaths in prison custody. The Review was instructed to enable […]

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