Care experienced

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is listening to 1,000 care experienced voices

“I think it is vital for our voices to be heard. We are the ones that live within the system so we know how it really works and what it feels like, better than anyone else”. Find out why listening to care experienced young people is so important.

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Family in prison

“It’s like I am carrying a giant invisible secret”

How one young person feels about their parent being in prison.

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Family in prison

What’s it like for pupils if someone in their family is in prison?

If you’ve got family in prison, Families Outside can support you.

 


Money and housing issues

Things tough at home?

Here are some of the issues at home that might mean you need extra support at school:

  • family arguments or parents splitting up
  • someone dying
  • moving to a new country and not knowing if you can stay
  • helping to care for someone at home
  • being homeless or in temporary housing
  • being in care
  • having a family member in prison
  • not having enough money for food, school uniform or school trips.