Families & Young People

Boys just wanna play sport – or do they?

A new campaign from the Boys Brigade focuses on the importance of involvement in team sports

26th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Social security is a human right – not just a nice thing

Judith Robertson explains why she believes there is a public misconception about the right to social security

25th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Less than half of pupils walk to school in Scotland

Official figures reveal less than half of Scottish pupils are engaging in active travel to get to school

25th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Twin sisters launch Race for Life after winning cancer battle

Cancer survivor Eilidh Steel and her twin sister Louise launched the Cancer Research UK Glasgow Race for Life recently

24th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Why is shared parenting still a dirty term in the UK?

Ian Maxwell is heading to Boston to hear how shared parenting is being recognised as the best way forward for children around the world

22nd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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For children with ME, school education can be a grave threat

Lesley Scott explains why the Scottish Government presumption that attending school is always best can affect the health of children with ME

19th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Charity app to improve child safety

​Innovate app enables children to be safer at home

18th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Young people should limit time spent on social media

​Survey indicates young people may feel more depressed when they access social media

17th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Named Person is a benign and legitimate way to improve child wellbeing

Colin Young explains why the upcoming Named Person law is not a "state guardian" or a threat to family freedom

16th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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MSPs discover many councils failing vulnerable pupils

A committee of MSPs has called on the Scottish Government to review funding Scottish state school pupils with additional support needs

15th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Huge increase in Scots children seeking support for exam stress

​School children in Scotland reporting stress-related problems more than ever before

12th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Success for Scots school pupils in Big Peddle challenge

Project encourages children to use alternative forms of transport including bikes and scooters

5th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Sexism in the media is putting girls off politics

​Research shows girls are being discouraged from engaging because of the way they are portrayed in the media

5th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Prince Philip praised for charity work as he steps down from public office

"Tireless" charity work of HRH Duke of Edinburgh applauded

4th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Funds available so charities can create jobs

Cash is available which will allow charities to create new jobs

2nd May 2017 by Graham Martin

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Chief encounters: Rosyln Neely is in at 7am and never grumpy

The chief executive of Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity says it's all about the mission, not the name

2nd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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19 children miss out on mental health services every day in Scotland

Scotland's mental health charity has launched a major campaign focusing on the urgent need for more and better mental health services for young Scots

2nd May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Child abuse charity founder dies still fighting for justice

Frank Docherty and his siblings were abused while in care in Scotland in the 1950s

1st May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Sick Kids gets a new name

Both the Edinburgh hospital and the charity linked to it have announced new names to help boost children's self-esteem

1st May 2017 by Susan Smith

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