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Scotland’s Children’s Hearings

Are you able to help children and young people to have their say about Scotland’s Children’s Hearings system? The Scottish Government wants to hear what children and young people who have been through the hearings system think about its plans for reform of the Children’s Hearings system and if they think the Government’s proposals would improve […]


Prisoners’ Wives on BBC 1

Prisoners’ Wives, the much-anticipated addition to BBC’s original drama season, shines light on the other victims of crime, the families of offenders; the hidden casualties.  The series is set around the lives of four very different women, highlighting the impact of imprisonment upon family life and the stigma families face as they come to terms […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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