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Trauma Informed Practice (2 Day Workshop) – Apply Now

Below you will find further information and booking forms for the 2-day workshop on trauma-informed practice, delivered by international expert Dr Stephanie Covington. The deadline for applications is 14 February 2014, and successful applicants will be informed shortly thereafter (please see the application form). We hope to include everyone who has expressed an interest, but […]


Support & Information Helpline

A key resource that we offer to families affected by imprisonment Since Families Outside started supporting families affected by imprisonment back in 1991, the first service we provided was our Support and Information Helpline. From that beginning we have moved in to direct family support and the management of a visitors’ centre at Addiewell, but […]


Getting In Tune

We are excited to announce our partnership with Vox Liminis and HMP Addiewell throughout 2014 for the In Tune project! Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the Scottish Government’s Communities and Families Fund, prisoners and their families will be able to experience interaction of a very different kind as they create, perform, […]


Eurochips (COPE) Conference

Eurochips has officially rebranded the organisation and is now known as Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE).  COPE is still the same team, with the same values, mission and efforts on behalf of children with imprisoned parents across Europe.  The next annual COPE conference will this time be held in Scotland, hosted by Families Outside with […]


Becoming Trauma-Informed: A Core Value in Service for Women

The Scottish Prison Service and Families Outside, in collaboration with the Women@Risk Coalition, invite you to an event aimed at professionals who can lead and roll out trauma-informed principles and practice within their organisations.  This exclusive two-day course will be facilitated by Dr Stephanie Covington. A leading international expert recognised for her pioneering work in […]


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