Families & Young People

Child sex abuse reports hit record high

Charity calls for comprehensive national approach to prevention

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Young Scots set to take over parliament

Event gives young Scots their say on pressing issues affecting their lives

22nd March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s best youth workers and organisations named

The 10th National Youth Worker of the Year Awards recognised the remarkable youth work being done right across Scotland

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Anti-smoking group says let child carers smoke

ASH Scotland argues that smokers should not be excluded when recruiting carers for needy children

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s Polar Academy set its sights on growth with new appointments

Two business leaders and a prep-school headmaster have joined the board of the charity set up by polar explorer Craig Mathieson

20th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Victory for campaigners after “historic” move to teach same sex education

​SNP conference rubber stamps same sex education in Scotland's schools

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Employment boost for young Scots care leavers

Pilot project boosts employment prospects for young care leavers

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s children facing a mental health crisis

Leading charity calls on Scottish Government to address mental health crisis facing children

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Childline has made a smartphone app for young people

For Me has launched in the iOS app store with an android version due out soon

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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How third sector jobs programme transforms lives

The success of the Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) programme in transforming lives was celebrated during a debate in the Scottish Parliament

16th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Social media sites blasted by charity over lack of age restriction enforcement

Childline is getting calls from children as young as 11 and 12 who have been bullied on social media sites

15th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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East Africa famine hits catastrophic levels as DEC launches emergency appeal

Charities class East African famine as a major international emergency as 20 million people are in imminent danger of dying from starvation

15th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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You can’t run a charity on good will alone

Active4All's demise is a lesson in how ideologically-driven social enterprises must also be backed up with competent business expertise

15th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Help close attainment gap for poorest children

Scotland's leading children's charities have urged new councillors to help them close Scotland's attainment gap

15th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Deadline set for First Minister mentor opportunity

Young women aged 18-23 have until 30 May to get their application in for the once in a lifetime opportunity

14th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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I turned a life of crime into a life worth living

Pete Sams life turned around when he got involved in a voluntary project in prison and it gave him something to live for

14th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Book that explains dementia to children is world first

Social enterprise the Ally Bally Bee project is creating a website which allows people to create an illustrated personalised book for their children

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New children’s commissioner revealed

Family lawyer will replace Tam Baillie

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Most councils failing on free childcare

Just four Scottish councils have reciprocal agreements with other local authorities to fund childcare

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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