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My mum was released from prison, we weren't prepared

My mum was released from prison, we weren’t prepared

My Mum was released from prison just before Christmas 2016. She managed to keep her own house, and therefore a few days before she was released we tidied up, cleaned, made sure she had a little bit of shopping in, like the essentials: bread, milk etc. Also I contacted her doctor for advice and found […]

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Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections

Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections

A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections Response from Families Outside Families Outside welcomes the consultation on A Connected Scotland. We are a national independent charity that works on behalf of children and families affected by imprisonment in Scotland. We do this through provision of a national freephone helpline […]

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Early Years Assistance, Consultation on the Best Start Grant Regulations

Early Years Assistance, Consultation on the Best Start Grant Regulations

Early Years Assistance, Consultation on the Best Start Grant Regulations Response from Families Outside May 2018 About Families Outside Families Outside is a national independent charity that works solely on behalf of families affected by imprisonment in Scotland. We are not in a position to comment with expertise on the details of the social security […]

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27,000 children in Scotland are given new rights

27,000 children in Scotland are given new rights

27,000 children in Scotland are given new rights Families Outside, the only national charity in Scotland to support families and children affected by imprisonment, are delighted to welcome the Council of Europe’s new guidelines that will protect children with imprisoned parents. According to Scottish Government figures, 20 – 27,000 children in Scotland each year have […]

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Pupils suffer in silence when a parent goes to prison

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 […]

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