Prisons, Prison Officers and Prisoners’ Families – Briefing Paper

Published: March 2022

The current Scottish Prison Service (SPS) Family Strategy was published in 2017 and runs until 2022. During the four years since its publication the policy landscape in Scotland around children, young people and families has changed significantly. There has also been a shift in familial imprisonment research towards a rights-based focus. In the context of these changes, as well as the current Family Strategy period coming to an end it appeared timely to consider how prison staff currently understand or operationalise the Family Strategy and any learning that could come from this.

Authors / Editors

Dr Kirsty Deacon

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration

Research Themes

Punishment, Citizenship and Communities

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