Families & Young People

Dog and seagull poo pollutes popular beaches

Keep Scotland Beautiful is urging the public to help make bathing water cleaner across Scotland's most popular beaches

17th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Young carers have day to remember with RNLI

The Quarriers Summer Appeal allows youngsters to enjoy special days and respite from caring for loved ones

17th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Ageism at work is holding back over 50s

Age Scotland has said companies need to do more to get the best out of their workers, after a report showed employees aged 50 and over face ageism

17th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Mountain biking can set young people on track to better future

Neil Ratley hits the trails on the CashBack Change Cycle programme and reveals how it helps life and cycling skills

16th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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Campaign urges Scots to speak out about children’s homes

A new campaign is raising awareness of a forum for Scots to tell their stories about growing up in residential care

16th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Disabled music fans are fed up being discriminated against at gigs

Young music fans are staging their own Glasgow gig in a bid to highlight how music venues can provide them with a better service

13th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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News in brief: what’s been going on in the third sector, 12 July 2018

An overview of some of the activities going on across the third sector in Scotland over the last few weeks

12th July 2018 by TFN Staff

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Poor pupils face hunger and stigma at school

MSPs have raised concerns about the effect of growing child poverty on children's achievement at school

12th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Creative specialists sought to support neuro-diverse youngsters

Donaldson's Trusts is looking for creative staff and trustees to help grow a programme for youngsters with conditions such as autism

11th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Carers expect life to get harder

The annual survey of UK carers found people looking after loved ones have little faith in their lifestyles improving

11th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Celebrity fundraiser along Fife coastal path

The group of celebrities will walk 117 miles along the Fife coast to raise money for Theirworld charity

10th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Childline uses Youtube to offer tips to anxious school leavers

Childline has created a series of video discussions with recent school leavers on how to beat the after school dread

6th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector, 6 July 2018

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

5th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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TFN Poll: Should all schools stay open over the summer?

Schools across four council areas are turning into community hubs this summer to tackle holiday hunger - should all schools stay open over the summer?

5th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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There is something different about working in the voluntary sector

Martin Crewe examines why charities still have a key role to play in society

5th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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More schools open to tackle holiday hunger

Schools across Scotland are turning into community hubs this summer as a charity programme aims to tackle food poverty

5th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Scottish charity campaign breached new ad rules

An Easter campaign run by Cadbury and the National Trust for Scotland breached new rules on aiming junk food promotions at children

5th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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New Scouts facility opened by VIP guest

Prince Edward opened a new camping facility to help get youngsters out in the wild

4th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Shared banking hubs could support communities

Age Scotland has said that banks working together could help elderly people and others who are worst affected by branch closures

4th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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