HomeNews › Supporting Prisoners' Families

Search for News

Supporting Prisoners' Families

Supporting Prisoners' Families

CrossReach managers Elaine Waugh of The Prison Visitors Centre at HMP Perth and Marie Cairns Visitors Centre HMYOI Polmont were part of a small team of people presenting their work at a National Prison Visitors Centre conference yesterday [22 June 2016].

The 'Supporting Prisoners Families' conference focused on the way in which Prison Visitors Centres provide vital support to those visiting prison and play a part in reducing further re-offending. 

There are currently Prison Visitor Centres in HMP Edinburgh, Addiewell, Perth, Polmont, Grampian, Barlinnie and Cornton Vale, all run by 3rd sector organisations in partnership with the Scottish Prison Service.

The impact of imprisonment of a family member includes loss of income; loss of housing; victimisation; stigma; difficulties for children at school; physical and mental ill health; problems with travel and transport for those who wish to visit prison; and lack of the family's involvement in key decisions that affect them.

The National Prison Visitor Centre Steering Group (NPVCSG) is a collaboration of 37 organisations across the public and third sector is working to provide a strategy for the creation and sustainable support for a prison visitor centre (PVC) in every prison facility in Scotland.


If you are not proceeding please help us by completing this short survey

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.


Javascript is required to view this map.

News Archive

Logo of The Church of Scotland Social Care Council Logo of the Bòrd na Gàidhlig

Charis House, 47 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2SR
Tel: 0131 657 2000 Email: info@crossreach.org.uk