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Scottish Parliamentary motion - childrens' rights

Scottish Parliamentary motion – childrens’ rights

Alison McInnes MSP, Liberal Democrat for North East Scotland Region lodged the following motion in Parliament at the begining of June 2011.  This was supported by the following MSPs: Patricia Ferguson, John Mason, Liam McArthur, Jim Hume, Mike MacKenzie, David Stewart, Patrick Harvie. S4M-00176 Alison McInnes: European Prisoners’ Children Week That the Parliament notes that European Prisoners’ […]


Call for Prison Visitors' Centres

Call for Prison Visitors’ Centres

Call for creation of family visit centres in jails to help cut crime and support vulnerable The Kirk has called for the Scottish Government to adopt a policy that would place family visit centres in every prison, claiming they are one of the most effective tools against reoffending.


The Women's Guild

The Women’s Guild

On 14 April 2011 our Family Support Coordinator, Charlene Kenny, took part in a presentation to the Women’s Guild along with members of Crossreach from the Perth Prison Visitors’ Centre. The presentation focused on the day to day running of the Visitors’ Centre, the issues faced by families of prisoners and what Crossreach and Families […]


Daily Record - Agony Aunt

Daily Record – Agony Aunt

Families Outside recently provided advice on support for a family member affected by imprisonment to the Agony Aunt of the Daily Record. We are delighted with the way this important issue was handled in a senstive manner. As a result of this publicity of the difficulties families with a loved one in prison face, we […]


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