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Families Left Behind

Families Left Behind

Families Outside in partnership with Fife Council’s Adult Basic Education and Family Community Support Team, brought together four women who were affected by imprisonment or the criminal justice system. After conversation, the women felt that their own experiences could help others in this situation and so we met as a group once a week for […]

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Prisoners Week

Prisoners Week

Remember me….. Prisoners Week, 20-27 November 2016 Prisoners Week is an initiative of the Churches that aims to stimulate discussion, highlight concerns and share hope, in prisons and communities across Scotland. It takes place in the third week of November. You are warmly invited to the ecumenical National Launch Service for Prisoners Week at 18.30 […]

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My Diary

My Diary

The experience of having a mother, father, brother, sister, other family relative or even a friend go to prison can be incredibly traumatic for a child. Families Outside works with children and families affected by imprisonment across Scotland and have done so for the last 25 years. With our awareness of the difficulties these often marginalised […]

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Picking Up The Pieces

Picking Up The Pieces

A new resource from Families Outside for families of people convicted of a sexual offence. Families of prisoners almost always suffer from stigma, but no one more so than families of people convicted of a sexual offence.  The marked increase in the number of requests for help from families in this situation, and the lack of […]

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Visitors’ Centre Coordination

Visitors’ Centre Coordination

Seems like such a long time ago, but we now have our National Prison Visitors’ Centre Coordinator in post.  Laura van der Hoeven joined the Families Outside team in April. There are significant benefits to the prisoner, the prisoner’s family, the prison and to wider society if prisoners can maintain positive family ties while serving […]

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