We are delighted to share our 30th anniversary video with you. This short film was created to give an insight into the challenges and issues faced by families affected by imprisonment, and the work we do to support them.

This video focuses on what we have achieved as an organisation over the past 30 years, where we are now in 2022, and our vision for the future.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the making of this film, not least the families themselves who represent so many more across Scotland.

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 […]


Families Outside in Fife

In July 2014, Families Outside began working in partnership with Fife Council to support families affected by imprisonment. The Regional & Family Support Coordinator for Families Outside began building links with local organisations, and, in partnership with key contacts within Fife Council, raising the profile of Families Outside, particularly within the education sector. We are […]


Walking the Talk – Workshop

‘Walking the Talk’ Your Role in the Framework for Families Affected by Imprisonment Following consultation with agencies throughout Lothian & Borders CJA and Scotland launched in 2013, the Framework for Families Affected by Imprisonment and accompanying guidance notes are now complete. This workshop addresses what the Framework will mean for your practice. Affecting agencies as […]


Families of Female Prisoners (Questionnaire)

Following the decision not to build HMP Inverclyde, the Scottish Government is considering the future of women’s imprisonment and what that might look like. The government and the Scottish Prison Service would like family members to have their say on this too. If you have, or have had, a female relative or friend in prison, […]


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