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.

Families Outside submission to the United Nations Day of General Discussion

Families Outside has made a submission to the United Nations Day of General Discussion 2021. The topic for the Day is on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care. The Submission was as follows; Submission to the United Nations’ Day of General Discussion 2021: Children’s Rights and Alternative Care Families Outside is a national independent charity that […]


LNER Customer & Community Investment Fund – PLEASE VOTE FOR US

Families Outside has been shortlisted in the final stage of the “LNER Customer & Community Investment Fund”. The fund supports projects located within 10 – 15 miles of the east coast mainline, where there is an identified social need which needs mitigated to create a more inclusive, prosperous and connected community. Families Outside has focused […]


Successful spend of a Winter Hardship Fund

On 18 December 2020, Families Outside received a grant of £50,000 from the Scottish Government entitled the Winter Hardship Fund which was to be spent on families who do not receive support from other agencies and are disproportionately disadvantaged by the imprisonment of a family member. Though utilising a fund to make purchases on behalf […]


News Release – Thousands Of Prisoners’ Children Haven’t Seen Their Parents For A Year

One year on from the first lockdown, Families Outside, Scotland’s only national charity working with children and families affected by imprisonment, have highlighted new research findings on the devastating impact of the pandemic on children of prisoners. New research published by Dr Shona Minson from the University of Oxford found that, prior to the lockdown, […]


Families Outside response to national COVID 19 vaccination accessibility survey

Families Outside has responded today to the COVID 19 vaccination accessibility survey run by Voluntary Health Scotland, to help ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Families Outside has an interest in ensuring that people involved in the criminal justice system, people in prison, and those recently released from prison and their families do not […]


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