Families & Young People

Chief encounters: Susie Williamson of Seamab

Find out what makes Susie Williamson of Seamab tick

23rd January 2017 by TFN

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Body anxious kids as young as 11 are avoiding PE finds YMCA

​Youngsters are so worried about their body image many hide away and some are even considering surgery report finds

20th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Older Scots so lonely they go to shops just for company

Survey shows sad reality facing older people in Scotland

20th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Lack of community is wrecking Scots economy

Social isolation and disconnected communities is putting a £731 million strain on the Scottish economy

18th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Real life: from prison to speaking at parliament, Ryan Brown has turned his life around

Ryan Brown from Glasgow recently received a certificate in parliament as the 7,500th Community Jobs Scotland employee in a Scottish charity

16th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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Charities asked to put forward young volunteers for award

Nominations now open for Young Scot Awards 2017 Volunteering award

16th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Family Centre launches emergency appeal

An Edinburgh family centre that works with some of the city's most disadvantaged families has launched an emergency appeal for funds

16th January 2017 by Susan Smith

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Nicola Sturgeon commits to LGBT inclusive education in Scots schools

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has backed proposals for LGBT+ issues to be taught in Scottish schools

12th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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Job programme has now helped 7,500 vulnerable young people find employment

Community Jobs Scotland celebrates landmark moment

12th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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One in five young Scots feel powerless to change their lives

Traditional goals like owning a house or getting a steady job are unrealistic say many teams

11th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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How will bairns fair in 2017?

Jennifer Davidson reflects on what 2016 has meant for the children’s sector and what the year ahead will bring

10th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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Why can Police Scotland charge paedophiles over sex texts but officers in England can’t asks charity

Police still cant charge people with sending sexual communications to children in England and Wales as government hasn't set start date for new law

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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EXCLUSIVE: Charity ordered to pay £130,000 after sacking whistleblowing Scottish director

The former Scottish director of a national charity has been granted major compensation for unfair dismissal after whistleblowing to funders

6th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots want to strip private schools of charity status

A new YouGov survey has found the majority of Scots are against private schools enjoying charity status

5th January 2017 by Susan Smith

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Social tourism provides a respite for struggling families

Vulnerable and disadvantaged people were offered free holidays last year as part of a campaign to promote social tourism

4th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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Fighting terrorism starts from within

Sarah Robinson-Galloway believes that the youth-work sector holds the key to overcoming terrorism around the world

4th January 2017 by YouthLink Scotland

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Thinking about new year resolutions? Try volunteering

A Scottish charity is encouraging people to consider volunteering as an alternative to traditional new year’s resolutions

22nd December 2016 by Graham Martin

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Christmas strife sees troubled kids reaching for Childline

The NSPCC is preparing for a surge in the amount of children contacting Childline as relationship tensions come to a head over the festive period

22nd December 2016 by Graham Martin

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