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Families Outside

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support the families of people affected by imprisonment. Our purpose is to improve outcomes for children and families affected by imprisonment so they can live healthy, active lives free from stigma and impediment.

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Group Work & Peer Support

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  • Midlothian

Families Outside’s Group Work and Peer Support service encourages families to work together and learn from one another’s lived experience.

The Group Work & Peer Support team is creating group work se...

One to One Support

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  • Scotland

When your partner or relative goes to prison, it can be a very difficult time and you may need to access support and information to help you cope.

Family Support Work at Families Outside provides hol...

Support and Information Helpline

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  • Scotland

If you live in Scotland and have a family member in prison you can contact us Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm. If lines are busy, or you call outside of these hours, please leave a message or send us an em...

Texting Support Service

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  • Scotland

The Texting Support Service is an independent support service for families and friends affected by imprisonment.

To use this service text the word FAMOUT followed by your query or concern to 60777 an...

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