Young People

Scottish Government figures estimate that 20,000 children in Scotland have a parent in prison each year – more than are affected each year by divorce.

They face a unique range of challenges that can affect their education, their physical and mental health, and put them at a greater risk of displaying anti-social behaviour.

It’s important for young people to know that they are not alone, that there are others who face similar issues, and that, most importantly, it’s not their fault!

If you have, or are working with, children who have a family member in prison, try using the following videos to start a conversation.

If the children require more support, call our Helpline on 0800 254 0088. We can provide direct support over the phone or arrange for direct 1:1 support.


Children 5-11

Young People 11+

Young People’s Art Competition

Please submit your artwork to the competition — you can email us at

Family Stories

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