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‘Catscape’ Reading Activity Challenge

‘Catscape’ Reading Activity Challenge

Families Outside are really excited to be partnering with Scottish author Mike Nicholson who wrote our ‘My Diary’ booklet, to share the exciting resource and activity for his prize-winning novel ‘Catscape’ with children affected by imprisonment. Sharing his love of reading and literacy learning Mike Nicholson partnered with Lasswade Primary School to read his book […]

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It's Time to Act - Art Competition

It’s Time to Act – Art Competition

The Competition has closed. Thank you to everyone who took part and a huge well done to the winners. Since 2010, throughout the month of June, COPE runs an annual pan-European campaign entitled “Not my crime, still my sentence”. This year’s campaign to raise awareness of children with an imprisoned parent builds on COPE’s previous […]

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Update on the Independent Review Into The Handling Of Deaths In Prison Custody

Update on the Independent Review Into The Handling Of Deaths In Prison Custody

In November last year, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousef announced that he had asked me, in accordance with section 7(2)(d) of the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989, to undertake a review into the handling of deaths in prison custody. The review was instructed to enable the identification of and to make recommendations for areas […]

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Education and Skills Committee Inquiry into Vulnerable Children during the COVID-19 pandemic

Education and Skills Committee Inquiry into Vulnerable Children during the COVID-19 pandemic

Families Outside is a national independent charity that works solely on behalf of children and families affected by imprisonment in Scotland. We do this through provision of a national freephone helpline for families and for the professionals who work with them, as well as through development of policy and practice, delivery of training, and face-to-face […]

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