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Two important ways to support children and families affected by imprisonment this quarter… Support for Children (Impact of Parental Imprisonment) (Scotland) Bill Children with a parent in prison are often unseen, unheard, and unsupported. Mary Fee MSP, who convenes the Parliamentary Cross-Party Group on Children and Families Affected by Imprisonment, has launched a consultation for […]


A Trip to the Castle

When prisoners move to open conditions (an opportunity to progress towards release with periods of extended home leave and work placements in the community), it can be full of mixed emotions – for families as well as prisoners. The Family Support Team visited HMP Castle Huntly, Scotland’s only open prison facility for males, on a […]


Giving a Little of Ourselves

We were delighted to be invited to this year’s Islam Awareness Week Gala Dinner in Glasgow’s Central Mosque. Tracey Burns and her family represented Families Outside at the event and found it a really interesting evening with great food, interesting conversations, and a tour of the mosque. The theme of Islam Awareness Week this year […]


RBS and the Grampian Family Help Hub

Families Outside staff in Aberdeen were contacted by Royal Bank of Scotland to discuss ways that they could support families affected by imprisonment from their area and also to support the new Family Help Hub at HMP Grampian. It is hoped that this corporate sponsorship will provide staff to assist with the wrapping of Christmas […]


CJ Family Support – Good Practice Guidance

Good Practice Guidance for the Support of Families Affected by Imprisonment Following the last Criminal Justice Family Support Network meeting, the latest version of the Good Practice Guidance is now available. The Network has produced this Good Practice Guidance with the aim of ensuring organisations and individuals who come into contact with families, in or […]


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