Families & Young People

Charities urge new councillors to help vulnerable children

Leading charities have urged Scotland’s incoming intake of new councillors to protect the country’s most vulnerable children

24th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Life’s journey will end in death – we need to face that

Jacklyn Calvard is good at dealing with death – just not her own

24th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Hillsborough campaigner reveals heartache over £1,200 cash for son’s death

Margaret Aspinall reveals she'll never get over the guilt she feels for accepting cash for her son's death

24th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Real life: If you had met me when I was little you wouldn’t believe what I do now

Alexander Warren has additional support needs (ASN). He uses his experience to deliver ASN training and workshops to organisations

22nd February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Revealed: what it’s like to be a young carer in Scotland

A new study maps out the day to day experiences of young carers in Scotland

21st February 2017 by Graham Martin

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New name for abuse survivors’ fund

A fund providing vital support for people who have experienced in-care abuse has been renamed

21st February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scots volunteer more than rest of the UK

More than half of young Scots carry out volunteering work - higher than in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

21st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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10-year strategy needs to reform approach to mental health and wellbeing

Tam Baillie, children and young people's commissioner in Scotland, says getting the balance right between universal and targeted service provision is key

20th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Leading charity banned from child sex abuse inquiry

​Thousands of child sex abuse survivors now won't give evidence says charity

20th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Duncan to lead review of care system

Scotland's First Minister has appointed Fiona Duncan to lead an independent review of Scotland's system for looked-after children

17th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Half a million for young Scots to brighten their futures

The Big Lottery Fund has awarded nearly half a million pounds to projects working to support young people to improve their prospects in life

15th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Free course designed for carers of vulnerable children

People looking after or working with vulnerable children can benefit from a free online university developed course

14th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Girls turn to Youtube because sex education is failing them

Major research by the YWCA Scotland uncovers serious failings in school sex education that is putting the wellbeing of young women at risk

14th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Dementia befriending projects set up in Fife and the Borders

Comedian Craig Hill was on hand to celebrate as Alzheimer Scotland received £150,000 from the Postcode Lottery to create two new volunteer networks

14th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Mental health problems stalk Scots children

Mental ill health is getting worse for children because Scotland has no national strategy to tackle the problem

14th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charity warns sex abusers: you have nowhere to hide

Lanarkshire man gets jailed for child sex offences dating back 60 years

14th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Someone gets in touch with the NSPCC every hour over adults using drugs in front of children

Someone gets in touch with the NSPCC every hour over adults using drugs in front of children

13th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities hail turning point in child poverty battle

Charities have hailed what they say could be a historic “turning point” in the fight to end child poverty

10th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Charities condemn government for scrapping refugee policy

​Children's organisations speak out as High Court hearing takes place on UK government decision to stop taking in child refugees from Europe

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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