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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, […]


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 […]


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