Families of Prisoners

Families Outside

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland working exclusively on behalf of families affected by imprisonment. They speak to thousands of families each year, providing information and support on issues such as housing, finance, and emotional support. Their helpline provides impartial information and support and is often the first port of call for families looking for help. If family members require more in-depth support, their Regional Family Support team is on hand throughout Scotland and can offer direct, one to one support until a positive outcome is reached.

Helpline: 0800 254 0088

Webchat: https://www.familiesoutside.org.uk/

Text: text FAMOUT to 60777

Email: support@familiesoutside.org.uk

Website: https://www.familiesoutside.org.uk/

Prisoners’ Families Helpline

Information and support for families who have come into contact with the criminal Justice System as a result of a family member’s offending behaviour. Interpreting/translation services are available for those whose first language is not English.

Helpline: 0808 808 2003

Website: https://www.prisonersfamilies.org/

Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group (POPS)

POPS aims to provide a variety of services to support anyone who has a link with someone in prison, prisoners and other agencies. POPS provides assistance to these groups for the purples of enabling families to cope with the stress of arrest, imprisonment and release. POPS are currently contracted to deliver the Offenders’ Families Helpline.

Website: www.partnersofprisoners.co.uk


Information and advice for prisoners, ex-offenders, their families and friends.

Tel: 0300 123 1889
Website: www.nacro.org.uk

Prison Advice & Care Trust: (PACT)

A national charity that provides support to prisoners, people with convictions, and their families. They support people to make a fresh start and minimise the harm that can be caused by imprisonment to people who have committed offences, to families and to communities.

Website: www.prisonadvice.org.uk

Think your organisation should be listed here?

If you would like your organisation to be considered for adding to our website please contact our Helpline Development Officer, Suzie Gallagher - suzanne@sfad.org.uk.

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