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Prisoners Week – Nov 2012 “Making It At Last”

18 – 25 November 2012 Who could claim they had made it? It has to be sad if there are no new challenges and life is all figured out! Making It At Last isn’t about that. It’s about reaching goals and turning a corner. Not necessarily all the way, but noting achievement and distance travelled. Then […]


Winston Churchill Fellowship

Schools Making a Difference to Children Affected by Imprisonment Sarah Roberts, formerly working as a Principal Teacher Support for Pupils in Edinburgh, has recently returned from an eight-week Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to North America and Australasia.  By visiting projects abroad whose models could work in the UK, the aim of her Fellowship has been […]


SPS Support For Prison Visitors’ Centres

Needing somewhere safe to go for some time out before a visit at HMP Barlinnie?  We are delighted to inform you that “The Croft” is now open. Our own progress with a visitors’ resource centre at HMP Addiewell continues and, following a meeting with the new Chief Executive of SPS, we are delighted to hear […]


Launch of Police Family Contact Card in Kilmarnock

In recognition of the stress and anxiety following arrest, a South West Scotland Community Justice Authority working group of representatives from Strathclyde Police, Lighthouse Foundation and Families Outside has developed a contact card which arresting officers will leave with family members when an individual is arrested at home. The cards contain contact details of sources […]


Parenting Across Scotland – essays

A new collection of essays about parenting inScotlandhas now been produced by Parenting Across Scotland. Scotland: the best place in the world to bring up children? contains articles from a number of different contributors and highlights areas such as parenting under pressure, support for families during periods of transition, and parenting from early years to […]


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