Families & Young People

Bereaved mum welcomes cot death cash boost

A mother who lost her son in the most tragic of circumstances has welcomed a National Lottery cash boost for the Scottish Cot Death Trust

17th November 2017 by Graham Martin

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Girlguiding Scotland makes urgent volunteers call

Girlguiding Scotland is calling for volunteers to help empower the next generation of girls

17th November 2017 by Graham Martin

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Abused children in Scotland are being failed

​Other services and agencies are having to intervene

15th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Chief Encounters: Mark Ballard on selling out his 16-year-old self

The new director of Save the Children in Scotland is proud to be working to help children from Paisley to the Philippines

14th November 2017 by TFN Staff

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Could you be a #SocialMediaSanta?

Over 6,000 children will be homeless in Scotland this Christmas, but you could brighten up their holiday by becoming a #SocialMediaSanta

14th November 2017 by Susan Smith

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Gambling addiction support offered by youth charity

More young people are becoming addicted to online gambling

14th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Stamping out bullying in Scotland

Ending the scourge of bullying will be the aim of a week-long series of events

13th November 2017 by Graham Martin

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Calls for action on Equal Pay Day

Campaign groups have said that it could take up to 100 years to address inequalities between men and women

10th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Bringing museums to life with science

Clare Meakin, science engagement manager for National Museums Scotland, on why the organisation is on tour teaching science and technology to pupils

9th November 2017 by TFN Guest

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Buy a Christmas tree to help save a life

The Caring Christmas Trees initiative is returning for a 15th year

8th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Volunteer recognised for Parkinson’s work

Jim Hilliard, 88, has been granted an honorary life membership by Parkinson’s UK

8th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Rally urges sex abuse survivors to come forward

​More survivors are coming forward in light of recent high-profile cases

7th November 2017 by Robert Armour

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National Museums Scotland attracts kids to science

National Museums Scotland and the ScottishPower Foundation are leading a new project

6th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Universal Credit dubbed a colossal failure

The Child Poverty Action Group has published new research which has shown the effect welfare reform is having on families

6th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Vital service launched for bereaved parents

Support service will be run by charity in children's hospital

3rd November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Rise in families needing domestic abuse support

Buttle UK has reported an increase of a quarter in applications for help

2nd November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Named person laws need clarity to win public over say campaigners

Awareness is key to understanding charities say

2nd November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Headteachers undermining parent teacher councils

Fears new charter will give headteachers more influence over voluntary parent teacher councils

2nd November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Youngsters in rural areas quizzed on public transport

Scottish Rural Action believes the cost of travel is a barrier for some youths

1st November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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