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Send your MSP to Prison

Send your MSP to Prison Families Outside, the only national charity in Scotland that works solely support families affected by imprisonment, is sending MSPs to prison. One of the greatest challenges families affected by imprisonment face, especially children, is visiting the prison to see their loved ones. This is extremely important, because research shows that […]


Keeping it Together

First in Scotland – collaborative project offers support for families involved in justice system An innovative project aimed at improving support for the families of people involved in the justice system in Aberdeen will be launched this week. Community Planning Aberdeen (CPA) has brought together three third sector organisations to offer important advice and information […]


Guidance and Resources for Schools in Supporting Children Impacted by Imprisonment

As of June 2018 Families Outside has updated its Guidance and Resources for Schools in Supporting Children Impacted by Imprisonment. This e-resource, designed to help teachers and other professionals engage with children and talk about a family member being in prison can be found at the following link: Guidance and Resources for Schools in Supporting […]


Best Interests of the Child when Sentencing a Parent

One of the areas in which the development of the concept and understanding of the rights of the child is beginning to have a significant effect is in relation to the impact of the child’s parent or caregiver coming into conflict with the criminal law. This raises perceptions of a clash between the rights of […]


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