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Guidance and Resources for Schools

Guidance and Resources for Schools

“Someone should just have asked me what was wrong.” We are delighted to launch our new e-resource for schools, packed with links to books, film clips and lesson ideas. The resource raises awareness about the issues children face when a family member is imprisoned, providing tools and helpful guidance for supporting children in the school […]

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New Chat Service for Families

New Chat Service for Families

Families Outside has recently updated its website to be more functional with the ever-growing types of media platforms. The website itself has been freshened up with formatting also now appropriate for phones and tablet devices. There are also some new features, including a new CHAT SERVICE, allowing families to contact us anonymously on a private […]

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Reach: a site dedicated for young people

Reach: a site dedicated for young people

We are delighted to announce the relaunch of Enquire’s website for young people. It has had a huge makeover thanks to the help of 75 young people and now has a new brand name – Reach. The core message is that no-one is out of reach, and that the right support can make all the difference to […]

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Public Health Award

Public Health Award

Partners Make Every Opportunity Count And Win Top Public Health Award We are delighted to announce that innovative work by NHS Grampian, Action for Children, and Families Outside to help improve the health and wellbeing of children and families affected by imprisonment has won the Elizabeth Russell prize. Presented each year at the Scottish Faculty […]

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Daughter's shock when her mother was jailed

Daughter’s shock when her mother was jailed

Daughter speaks of the shock when her mother was jailed for four years… The daughter of a Dunfermline woman who is serving a four-year prison term said “it’s like you have been given your own sentence”. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Press about the shock when she discovered her mother had […]

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