Families Affected by Imprisonment

Purpose of the group

The purpose of the group is to highlight the issues faced by families who are affected by a relative’s imprisonment.  

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Dr Sara Watkin 

Emma Youens 

Janice McGowan 

Maggie Mellon 

Annetta Bennett 

Anna Purdie 

Billy Reid 

Donald Dickie 

Donna Paterson-Harvie 

Elaine Strachan 

Jan Green

 Dr Jonathan Sher 

Kate Philbrick 

Margaret Mortimer 

Margaret Slater 

Nicola Birrell 

Robert McGeachy 

Lady Rosamond Cullen 

Yvonne Robson


Families Outside - secretary 

Visiting Committee at HMYOI Polmont  

Community Justice Scotland 


Relationship Scotland 

Prison Reform Trust 

HMP Low Moss 

Play Station 


University of Strathclyde 

Pheonix Futures 

Stop it Now 

The Croft 

Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum 


The Robertson Trust 

Parenting Across Scotland 

HMP Kilmarnock 

Civil Legal Assistance Office 

Barnardo's Scotland   

Perth Prison Visitor Centre 

Early Years Scotland 

Alcohol Focus Scotland 

Vox Liminis 

Waverley Care 


Carers’ Trust 

Apex Scotland 

Parkhead CAB


Theatre Nemo 

NHS Lothian 

Youth Scotland 

National Museums Scotland 

Soroptimists International  


Division of Clinical Psychology Scotland  

Together Scotland 

Alternative to Violence Project 

Lighthouse Foundation 

Family Mediation Central Scotland Children in Scotland 

HMP Greenock 

Cryenians SCCR 




DCP Scotland 

Kibble Education and Care Centre 

Family Addiction Support Service 

Inside Out (CAB) 

Women for Justice 

Positive Prison? Positive Futures… 

Stirling Interfaith Community Justice Group 


Scottish Association of Social Work 

NHS Forth Valley 

Renfrewshire Council 

One Parent Families Scotland

Get involved

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Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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