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UNCRC 2011 Day of General Discussion

UNCRC 2011 Day of General Discussion

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s 2011 Day of General Discussion (DGD) on the theme ‘children of incarcerated parents’ has now finished.  It was reported that the Day was a great success, with 200 participants (the largest number ever) and detailed discussions on the issues in this first-ever major international gathering on […]

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Family Bonfire Event at HMP Perth

Family Bonfire Event at HMP Perth

On 6 November a Family Bonfire Event was held at HMP Perth.  This event provided a range of activities for prisoners and their families to engage in.  The party was hosted by the SPS and Crossreach and Families Outside were in attendance to assist with activities.  Examples of these included, junk craft, pumpkin carving, themed […]

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Moderator Visit to Perth Prison’s Support and Advice Centre

Moderator Visit to Perth Prison’s Support and Advice Centre

Rev David Arnott, (The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland) who was previously part-time Chaplain at HMP Barlinnie visited the Centre on 24th November 2011.  Staff provided presentations on their role within the Centre and discussed available facilities for visitors and children, Adult and Child protection procedures and ongoing training opportunities […]

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Praise for Perth Prison Visitors' Centre

Praise for Perth Prison Visitors’ Centre

Scotland’s Chief Inspector of Prisons, Brigadier Hugh Monro, recently visited Perth Prison Visitors’ Centre run by Crossreach. Since his visit, the Chief Inspector has made clear that he feels that the most important part of a prisoner’s time in prison is how their family links in to them.  Currently, he has concerns about the quality […]

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Prisoners Week Question Time

Prisoners Week Question Time

You are invited to Prisoners Week Question Time “Welcome Home? Starting Over After Prison” is this year’s theme for Prisoners Week, 20-27 November, offering a focus on community re-integration and presenting questions like: ‘What’s it like for a prisoner preparing to return to a community left possibly some considerable time ago?’ and ‘How can a […]

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