Families & Young People

Children’s charity cuts workforce after crippling funding cuts

Action for Children has reduced its fulltime staff as a result of losing millions of pounds in local authority funding

16th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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£40k to get Glasgow kids reading

A programme that partners older and younger pupils to encourage reading for pleasure has been awarded £40,000 to run in Glasgow primary schools

15th August 2018 by Graham Martin

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Baby boxes benefit families across Scotland

More than 50,000 of the packs were distributed to new parents in the first year of the scheme

15th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Goodmovers 14 August 2018

Goomovers: who's on the move?

14th August 2018 by TFN

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Charity to send politicians to prison

Families Outside is hosting prison tours for MSPs as it aims to show the challenges that families face

14th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Schools need trauma support

A survey by Barnardo's has revealed education workers feel they need greater training in helping children deal with trauma

14th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Lego therapy helps autistic youngsters

The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity has funded a series of Lego Clubs at schools in the capital

13th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 10 August 2018

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

10th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Rape Crisis group in funding boost

The Scottish Government has given emergency funding to a support group which faced an uncertain future

9th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Suicide prevention strategy welcomed

The Scottish Government aims to cut deaths by suicide by a fifth over the next four years

9th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Chip portions on the rise as nation battles obesity

A health charity has criticised the size of portions being served up at Glasgow takeaways

8th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Link between football and domestic violence is a myth

Academics have said football is often used as an excuse for unacceptable behaviour, with abuse often ongoing in nature

7th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Landmark care siblings ruling welcomed

The Court of Session has ruled that a teenager should be able to apply to participate fully in his brother's children's hearing

6th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity questions cost of baby boxes

The Lullaby Trust has said there is still little evidence to suggest that the boxes decrease infant mortality rates

3rd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Giving young people a voice in Scottish politics

Emily Beever discusses how a new initiative, entitled FMQT Next Generation, aims to help young people participate in high level politics

3rd August 2018 by TFN Guest

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 3 August 2018

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

3rd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Free personal care challenges lie ahead

Age Scotland has said that Scotland arguably has the best social care system in the UK, but highlighted concerns about the future

2nd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Beyond Harry Potter: telling the real stories of care experienced people

Kenny Murray on the real stories of care experienced people

2nd August 2018 by TFN Guest

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Aspiring LGBT+ journalists set to cover Glasgow 2018

Mojo on the Green will see a group of LGBT+ activists highlight that sport is for all at the European athletics championships

1st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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