Families & Young People

Single Universal Credit payment can lead to domestic abuse

The government has been urged to split the payment equally between partners to prevent controlling behaviour

20th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Elderly feel more isolated on bank holidays

A helpline for OAPs who are feeling lonely has reported a surge in calls during March

18th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Child sexual abuse websites on the increase

Charity Internet Watch Foundation found an increase in websites with more graphic images of child sexual abuse last year

18th April 2018 by Susan Smith

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New chief executive for leading charity named

She will take up post in the summer

17th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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Children in Need funding boost for Scottish charities

More than £1.7 million will be allocated from the annual campaign to Scottish groups

17th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charities stand up for care system siblings

Charities are at the heart of a programme to keep brothers and sisters together and in touch when they are brought into the care system

17th April 2018 by Graham Martin

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Children with ADHD given medication in place of support

Parents are being too often fobbed off with medication instead of psychological support says report

17th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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Chief Encounters: Patrycja Kupiec on swapping academia for purpose

YWCA Scotland director Patrycja Kupiec believes she has her dream job but that doesn't mean she'll stick with it for life

17th April 2018 by TFN

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Domestic abuse scheme to be extended

The government is providing £2.8m towards the Caledonian System, which sees abusers face up to their violent actions

17th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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It’s time to think about death

Good Death Week aims to get people thinking about how they would like to go through a series of events

16th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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I’ve tackled the first of my ten epic challenges

Airdrie mother of three, Ruth Elliot, has just completed a 17 day trek of Mount Everest, the first of ten epic challenges in support of JDRF

12th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Children with parents in prison gain new rights

The European guidelines have been welcomed by charity Families Outside

12th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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The Big Lunch returns this summer

Entry is now open for those who want to take part in the project to bring communities together

12th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Community projects in TV showcase for funding

The People's Projects returns next week with organisations from the north of Scotland featured

12th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Star Wars fans use The Force to raise charity cash

A Star Wars themed campaign has helped to raise £250,000 for children's charities

11th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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First minister leads youth climate summit line-up

The 2018 Youth Climate Summit will examine how Scotland can achieve a just transition to a low carbon economy

10th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish charity scoops £1.5m from Tampon Tax Fund

One Parent Families Scotland is set to expand its services after it received a £1.5m from the Tampon Tax Fund

10th April 2018 by Graham Martin

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Scotland: where we tolerate babies, not love them

Alan Sinclair explains why Scotland is trailing behind much of Europe in child wellbeing

10th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Junk food ads face social media ban

The UK government is considering the move, with the Scottish Government also considering restrictions to help boost health

10th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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