All the latest news from Families Outside.

Child Rights Discussion Day

Biggest-ever child rights discussion day to look at prisoners’ children Children whose parents are in prison will come under the UN spotlight for the first time ever on Friday 29 September 2011.  Families Outside, a Scottish charity that works solely on behalf of families affected by imprisonment will be one of four Scottish delegates attending. […]


Cross Party Group on Families Affected by Imprisonment

Mary Fee MSP and Dr Nancy Loucks from Families Outside would like to invite you to join a Cross Party Group on Families Affected by Imprisonment. Figures show that more children in Scotland face a parent’s imprisonment than divorce. The detrimental effects on children and families facing a relative’s imprisonment are there to be seen […]


SPS Confirms Closure of Noranside

John Ewing, the Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) confirmed on Tuesday 2 August that the operational decision to close the part of HMP Open Estate located at Noranside.  All prisoners at Noranside will be transferred to the remaining Open Estate facility at Castle Huntly by 31 October 2011.  Staff at Noranside will […]


Families Outside Parliamentary Event

Families Outside will be hosting an event at the Scottish Parliament on 20 September from 6.00pm to 7.00pm to inform our attendance at the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child General Day of Discussion. The UN Discussion will take place in Geneva on 30 September – this year focuses on Children of Prisoners.  […]


Eurochips Membership

Families Outside has joined Eurochips (European Network for Children of Imprisoned Parents).  This is a very useful link for us, not least because the European framework raises the profile of the issue of families affected by imprisonment, but it also links us into a wide range of materials, models of practice and contacts.  More information […]


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