School Prison Link Project

HMP Low Moss has begun an exciting new initiative to help dads to be more closely involved in their children’s education. The school/prison link project means that dads receive reports and updates directly from the school, while Families Outside helps teachers support these families better. Already we’ve had some great conversations with school staff and […]


Friends of Families Outside

As a Friend of Families Outside you would be giving your valued support to our charity work – supporting families affected by imprisonment.  You would also be helping us to maintain the growing profile of Families Outside and raise awareness of the issues that impact families affected by imprisonment. You can make an actual difference? […]


Well Being For Young Scots

This new website showcases the work of a group of young people who won a Scottish Government Wellbeing Competition. Their remit was to produce an on-line introduction to wellbeing for their peers.


Families Outside Ceilidh

Families Outside will be hosting ceilidh to raise money to fund the work supporting families affected by imprisonment. This is being run in conjunction with the Children of Prisoners Europe annual campaign, ‘Not my Crime, Still my Sentence’ which runs throughout the month of June. The ceilidh will be 7.30pm on Thursday 5 June a the Counting […]


27,000 Voices

Research shows that prisoners are up to six times less likely to reoffend if they maintain family contact during imprisonment. Closer relationships often benefit prisoners’ families as well, who tend to be the ‘forgotten victims’ of incarceration, having distinctive needs of their own. Approximately 27,000 children are separated from an imprisoned parent each year in […]


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