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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 […]


Tackling Money Worries & Serious Debt

This is a new projects to help families cope with finances. Some of the most marginalised families in Scotland who are most at risk of serious debt and money problems will be able to get help from sixteen new advice projects funded under the Scottish Legal Aid Board’s Tackling Money Worries (TMW) programme. Families Outside […]


Universal Children’s Day

20 November 2014 it is Universal Children’s Day. In 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children’s Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals […]


Prisoners’ Week 2014

Behind The Mask Most of us are adept at presenting ourselves to others in different ways. Sometimes it can suit to project a certain image. But behind the mask something very different may be going on. In the earliest theatres, actors performed behind masks, concealing their true selves to play a part. In prison it’s […]


Good Practice in Family Support

Case 1: Our Family Support Coordinator for North Strathclyde supported the father of a prisoner to apply for a Blue Badge (disabled parking), following recent treatment for throat cancer. The prisoner was the main carer for his father prior to his imprisonment, carrying out daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, and walking the dog. […]


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