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

25 March 2020 at 6pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4) 

27 May 2020 at 6pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4)  

Next meeting: 29 January 2020

This meeting will be held at 6pm in the Adam Smith Room (CR5). This meeting will include the AGM.



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

Next meeting:
29 January 2020


[email protected]



Mary Fee MSP 

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road

0141 889 4828


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