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Creating A Smoke Free Prison Environment

Creating A Smoke Free Prison Environment

Creating A Smoke Free Prison Environment The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has announced its intention for all prisons in Scotland to be smoke free by the end of 2018.  In 2013 the Scottish Government published their tobacco control strategy, ‘Creating a Tobacco-free Generation’, in which it was recognised that creating a smoke-free Prison Service was […]

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Prisoners Week – The Hope Within 2017

Prisoners Week – The Hope Within 2017

Prisoners’ Week is a churches’ initiative that aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the work in Scotland to support prisoners and their families. This year, the theme has been Hope Within and throughout the week the National Prison Visitors Centre Steering Group has encouraged family members and friends who visit people in prison to […]

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Is there a full stop at the end of a sentence? Not in this case

Is there a full stop at the end of a sentence? Not in this case

Is there a full stop at the end of a sentence? Not in this case On the whole, when an individual is arrested, found guilty, and sentenced to prison, society breathes a sigh of relief – the perpetrator is being punished, and the community is being protected. But what about the families that are left […]

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Improving Peer Support Among Families

Improving Peer Support Among Families

Working with families to support each other is a key but very challenging part of our work. We are therefore delighted to be hosting Tracy Donaldson, family member and third year Community Development undergraduate at the University of Glasgow, in a placement to explore this issue. You may know Tracy from the excellent work she […]

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Consulting on a Smoke-free Environment

Consulting on a Smoke-free Environment

Creating a Smoke-free Environment Response Form Families Outside October 2017 Families Outside welcomes the consultation from the SPS on the creation of a smoke-free prison environment. We are a national independent charity that works on behalf of children and families affected by imprisonment in Scotland. We do this through provision of a national freephone helpline […]

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