We are delighted to share our 30th anniversary video with you. This short film was created to give an insight into the challenges and issues faced by families affected by imprisonment, and the work we do to support them.

This video focuses on what we have achieved as an organisation over the past 30 years, where we are now in 2022, and our vision for the future.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the making of this film, not least the families themselves who represent so many more across Scotland.

Fathers Network Scotland

Fathers Network Scotland (FNS) is a collection of professionals, dads, and individuals interested in fatherhood who have come together to help support men in their role as fathers in Scotland. The objectives of FNS are to: To promote the physical, mental and emotional health of fathers in Scotland through the provision of support to men in […]


Getting It Right For Every Child in Lanarkshire

Our Family Support Coordinator, Tracey Burns, recently attended the Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) in Lanarkshire voluntary sector systems change event. The post event downloads, including speaker presentations, are now available to view online. To access them please visit the event website at www.girfecinlanarkshire.co.uk and then click on the ‘Post-Event Downloads’ link on the left side […]


Butler Trust Award 2009/10

Our Family Support Worker, Kerry Knox, along with the staff at the Edinburgh Prison Visitors’ Centre, have recently received a Butler Trust Award for their work in supporting children and families of offenders in prison.


Publication Translation

Families Outside is currently in the process of providing translations for a number of their publications.  We have just completed the translation to Polish and Urdu of two of our factsheets – Home Detention Curfew and Integrated Case Management. Though not published on our website, both translated copies of these factsheets are available on request.  […]


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