It is often said that families serve a sentence alongside their loved one in prison. Through no fault of their own partners, children and the wider family can find their world turned upside down in an instant. This Forum explores the issues faced by families, the support available and the vision for a compassionate community. Panel members include a family member of someone in prison, a Scottish Prison Service Family Contact Officer who helps parents and children to keep in touch during imprisonment, and a representative of Early Years Scotland who provide support to families with young children. The Forum will be chaired by Families Outside and will be of interest to anyone concerned about those who are left behind when someone goes to prison.