Information card on HMP visitor centre

Emma Roddick MSP has hailed Action for Children’s HMP Inverness Visitor Centre, calling their work “vital”.  The centre provides a drop-in point for families attending visits at the prison or who have family incarcerated within the Scottish Prison Service, offering support and advice to families to guide them through the process from arrest to release.

Speaking on her visit, Roddick said:

“It’s fantastic to have a service like this in Inverness. When a person goes into prison, the impact on those close to them can be huge and services like this are vital.

“Providing a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential space for those in need, the visitor centre breaks down stigma, putting the needs of families first. I’m very grateful to Sarah at the centre for taking the time to meet and chat with me.

“The centre is currently in need of new volunteers to join their team, so I encourage folk to consider whether they are able to help and contact Action for Children if they’re interested in supporting this important work.”

The centre can be reached at hmpvisitorcentre@actionforchildren.org.uk and 01463 717 227

Notes- Facebook page for the centre: https://www.facebook.com/HMPInvernessVisitorCentre/