Throughcare: Stages in the Provision of a Throughcare Service to Prisoners

Site Features and Videos

This website includes a number of features which rely on modern browser technologies. Some of these elements will not work to their fullest unless JavaScript is enabled (see 'JavaScript' opposite), but even with JavaScript disabled all content, with the exception of the Case Study videos, will still be available. In addition to requiring JavaScript, the videos embedded within this site require the installation of the free Adobe Flash Player plugin for playback.

Access Keys

In order to aid site navigation, the following keyboard access keys have been enabled.

  • 1 — Introduction
  • 2 — Throughcare Map
  • 3 — Voluntary Assistance
  • 4 — Statutory Throughcare
  • 5 — Sentence Planning
  • 6 — Parole
  • 7 — Case Studies
  • 8 — Index
  • 0 — Site Help

Access keys are selected in different ways according to which web browser you use (see 'Identifying Your Web Browser' opposite):

Internet Explorer:
Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key, then press ENTER.
Firefox (version 2 or higher):
Hold down the ALT+SHIFT keys (CTRL for Macintosh) and select the number/letter of the access key.
Safari (version 4.x or higher):
Hold down the ALT key (CTRL+OPTION keys for Macintosh) and select the number/letter of the access key.
Safari (Mac OS X, versions 1 through 3.x):
Hold down the CTRL key and select the number/letter of the access key.
Opera (version 7.5 or higher):
Press SHIFT+ESC, followed by the number/letter of the access key.

Changing Text Sizes

All web browsers have some built-in provision for altering the size of text on screen. In most cases it's possible to resize the text using the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • CTRL (CMD on the Macintosh) and + (plus) to zoom in
  • CTRL (CMD on the Macintosh) and - (minus) to zoom out

To adjust text sizes from within the browser's menus select ‘View / Text Size’ (‘View / Zoom’ in Opera) from the menubar and use the settings therein to increase/decrease the size of the text.

For Internet Explorer (version 6 or below) you may first need to disable style sheets, to do so follow these directions:

  1. From the Menu Bar select ‘Tools / Internet Options’
  2. Select the ‘General’ tab and click the box entitled ‘Accessibility’
  3. Ensure that the three buttons under ‘Formatting’ are checked
  4. Click OK in ‘Accessibility’ dialog box
  5. Click OK in ‘Internet Options’ dialog box
  6. Click ‘Refresh’.

Downloading Files

If you experience difficulty in downloading any of the files available from this site, right-click on the download link and select "Save Target As…" from the resulting pop-up contextual menu (it may alternatively be labelled "Save Link As…" or "Download Linked File" depending on which web browser you're using).

Identifying Your Web Browser

If you’re not sure which browser or version you’re using, simply select ‘Help / About…’ from the main menu. The specific menu option may read ‘Help / About Internet Explorer’, ‘Help / About Opera’ etc.


JavaScript is a programming language run by your web browser.

If you are unable to activate JavaScript on your browser for any reason, you should still be able to navigate through all of the content of this resource. You will, however, be unable to complete the various quizzes, and certain features listed on this page (text resizing, layout switching, etc.) may not be available to you.

To find out how to activate JavaScript, please consult the Help menu on your browser (generally the right-most option on the menubar).

Please note that the contents of Throughcare Map have not been updated since 2009. As a result, certain of the processes described here may no longer be current and accurate. It remains online as an historical resource, but has been superseded by Youth & criminal justice in Scotland: the young person's journey.