Eurochips (COPE) Conference

Eurochips has officially rebranded the organisation and is now known as Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE).  COPE is still the same team, with the same values, mission and efforts on behalf of children with imprisoned parents across Europe.  The next annual COPE conference will this time be held in Scotland, hosted by Families Outside with […]


Becoming Trauma-Informed: A Core Value in Service for Women

The Scottish Prison Service and Families Outside, in collaboration with the Women@Risk Coalition, invite you to an event aimed at professionals who can lead and roll out trauma-informed principles and practice within their organisations.  This exclusive two-day course will be facilitated by Dr Stephanie Covington. A leading international expert recognised for her pioneering work in […]


Welcome to Our New Staff Member

We are very pleased to welcome Karen Armstrong to our team.  With a background in children and families social work and helpline provision for those working with vulnerable adults, Karen will be working for one day per week on our dedicated Support & Information Helpline.  


Santa’s Good List Was Long This Year!

In the run up to the Christmas, Families Outside was delighted to receive our largest donation of gifts yet from Greyfriars Church in Lanark.  We were able to give these gifts to children of the families we support and to children visiting prisons for Christmas.  Many thanks to the parishioners of Greyfriars Church for their […]


What Can Health Professionals Do?

Families Outside has produced a new booklet on the subject of health practitioners supporting prisoners’ families.   What Can Health Professionals Do? is a booklet which offers information and guidance to health professionals so they can better support prisoners’ families and children. To view the booklet please click on the image.  If you would like copies of the booklet, […]


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