All the latest news from Families Outside.

They’ve Been Sent To Prison

Families Outside has produced a new service card which gives a very clear message to service users seeing the card as to what we can offer by way of support for families affected by imprisonment. We are delighted that Renfrewshire Council has already bought into the concept: a very simple and cost-effective way of circulating […]


Prison Visitors’ Centres Across Scotland

The Cyrenians are now the proud operators of the Visitor Centre at HMP Addiewell after a successful bid to take on the service. The service was operated by Families Outside until April this year. However, as Families Outside has now taken on the national coordination role for visitor centres across Scotland, we are no longer […]


Easter Chicks Invade Kilmarnock

A huge thanks goes to Margaret Mowat and the team of Soroptomists who kindly knitted and donated the most adorable Easter chicks, each gifted with a cream egg inside. She brought along a tray of scrumptious cupcakes, which were also kindly received. A total of 40 chicks were neatly displayed into a beautifully decorated basket […]


Families Outside Training Packages

Families Outside offers bespoke and ‘set’ training packages, talks, and presentations, aimed at raising awareness of the issues for families affected by imprisonment. Tailored to the participants’ needs, sessions can run from a short presentation to a ½ day interactive workshop involving practical exercises, videos, quizzes, and case studies. Examples of some recent and forthcoming […]


INCCIP Conference, New Zealand

We were delighted to attend the inaugural conference of INCCIP (International Coalition for Children of Incarcerated Parents) in New Zealand in March. About 150 delegates from nineteen countries and five continents took part in 15 plenary sessions and 45 workshops over four days, with Families Outside contributing a workshop and a plenary session. We were […]


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