Learn more about Support available to those in, and those affected by, prison.

Prison Chaplaincy

Every prison is served by a Chaplaincy Team. Chaplains are available to offer pastoral and religious care to prisoners, their families and prison staff. Chaplains work with a range of churches and other external organisations through which volunteering opportunities are available.

If you would like to discuss volunteering please contact Sheena Orr, Scottish Prison Service Chaplaincy Adviser in the first instance who will refer your request to the appropriate Prison Chaplaincy or organisation.
Tel 0131 330 3575 or email

The Scottish Prisoner's Families Support & Information Helpline

Operated by Families Outside:

Telephone: 0500 83 93 83 (Freephone)
Answerphone if not available or email us.

Prison Fellowship Scotland

Working with prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families. Telephone: 0141 552 1288.

Victim Support Scotland

Providing support to victims and witnesses of crime.

Helpline Telephone: 0845 603 9213

International Commission for Catholic Prison Pastoral Care (ICCPCC)


Integrate is a Community Chaplaincy providing a bridge between prison and community. It is based in Aberdeen and the Senior Community Chaplain is Caroline Crombie.

Tel: 01224 646424

Breathing Space

Sometimes our thoughts and feelings can overwhelm us. It helps to get some Breathing Space. Pick up the phone - we're here to listen. Need help now? Call free on 0800 83 85 87

Connect To Community

Connect to Community (formerly CFEO Scotland) – Building Positive Pathways after Prison. Covering the whole of Scotland, Connect to Community seeks to enable those leaving prison to reintegrate into their communities with the help of local mentors and churches. Tel: 0141 766 0167

Junction 42

A local charity that's passionate about delivering key services to see the lives of offenders and their communities visibly transformed by the hope of the gospel. Junction 42 has two Connect groups supporting ex-prisoners in Glasgow and Edinburgh. During Covid-19 lockdown J42 has been supplying prisons across UK with Faith Packs containing a CD with Christian music, Bible readings and something 'crafty' to colour in or make. Contact:

Quiet Waters

Quiet Waters provide bereavement counselling at Cornton Vale Women's prison.

Christianity Explored Prison Edition

For those who may have an interest, Christianity Explored has adapted its material for use in the prison setting. Details are found at the following link: