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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, […]


CJFS Network Good Practice Guidance

The Criminal Justice Family Support Network is a forum of local and national voluntary sector organisations providing support to families affected by imprisonment throughout Scotland, as all or part of their remit. Services from group members include financial advice, counselling, addiction services, and family support. Facilitated by Families Outside, the Network aims to share practice […]


Giving – The True Meaning of Christmas

This year, Greyfriars Church donated over 300 gifts which, for the first time, were combined with donations from a primary school in Aberdeen, The Swan Shine Project, Welltec UK, and some other small financial donations. Five student volunteers checked and sorted the gifts, which were delivered across the country by our staff & volunteers. We […]


In Tune 2014 …

In Tune brought families affected by imprisonment together through interactive music workshops, run by professional musicians and supported by Vox Liminis and Families Outside staff. In 2014, we ran three In Tune workshops, each comprising eight sessions and supporting 12 fathers in prison, 14 carers (predominantly mothers), and 17 children. 58% of fathers showed improved […]


SPS: Webtastic!

The Scottish Prison Service has revamped its website, and the result is truly refreshing. There is now a dedicated area for families which includes sections on keeping in contact, how they can be involved, where they can get support, complaints, and FAQs. There is also a dedicated segment for Family Contact Officer information. We think […]


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