All the latest news from Families Outside.

Eurochips Membership

Families Outside has joined Eurochips (European Network for Children of Imprisoned Parents).  This is a very useful link for us, not least because the European framework raises the profile of the issue of families affected by imprisonment, but it also links us into a wide range of materials, models of practice and contacts.  More information […]


Women’s imprisonment – is there a better way?

Gill McIvor, Professor of Criminology, SCCJR; Mary Belgan, Service Manager, 218 Centre; Nancy Loucks, Chief Executive, Families Outside; and Margaret Malloch, Research Fellow, SCCJR, discuss whether women’s imprisonment is the best way to deal with female offenders and the possible alternatives. This recording is part of the Crime and Justice Research Collection designed to encourage […]


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 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.


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