Families & Young People

Children start gambling to make money

The danger of online games which encourage gambling has been highlighted by GambleAware

14th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Almost half of youngsters regularly feel lonely

A new project has been launched to tackle youth isolation in Scotland

14th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Postcode lottery for children who need mental health support

Half of Scottish health boards are failing to meet targets to provide support within 18 weeks

13th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Concern over cut to support teachers

The amount of children identified as having additional needs has risen substantially

13th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Social media fuels elderly isolation

Two charities that work with older people have joined forces after research showed that older people are missing out on social interactions

13th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Youth project helps rural town to flourish

Zara Turner, of the Callander Youth Project, has been revealed as the 8000th person to have benefited from Community Jobs Scotland

12th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Nearly a quarter of 5-year-olds are overweight

Cancer Research Scotland is calling for drastic action to wean young children off crisps, chocolate and fizzy drinks

12th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Poll: would you share a mince pie with an older person this Christmas?

TFN Poll: would you share a mince pie with an older person this Christmas?

11th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Charities need to protect the vulnerable from predators

Advice is being given on safeguarding after recent incidents of alleged sexual assault

11th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Charity patron faces drug charge

Actor Paul Brannigan has denied being involved in the production of cannabis

11th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Emotional plea goes out to Santa – please stop here

Baby Sia will be in hospital this Christmas, so Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity is calling on people to join its call to make #SantaStopHere

8th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Huge rise in children battling anxiety

Almost 3,000 Childline sessions were held in Scotland for youngsters who are struggling to cope

8th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Celebs stay warm for Christmas Jumper Day

Game of Thrones actor James Cosmo is amongst the stars who have backed Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day

7th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Poll: should Named Person legislation be scrapped?

TFN poll: should Named Person legislation be scrapped?

7th December 2017 by Graham Martin

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Campaign launched to retain study programme

Groups such as YouthLink Scotland, Carers Scotland and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations have backed KeepErasmusPlus

7th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Real Lives: I am a positive role model for a care experienced youngster

Leanne Patrick says time and the willingness to share interests and activities are all you need to mentor a young person through a tough period in their life

7th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Schools are failing a generation of young carers

Schools are failing a generation of children who are sacrificing their futures to care for sick or disabled family members, Barnardo’s has found

7th December 2017 by Graham Martin

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Mary’s Meals made me realise how lucky my children are

Sarah Thomson visited Malawi where she met with Mary’s Meals and saw the difference a daily meal is making to children the same age as her own

7th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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A sporting chance for kids and inmates at HMP Grampian

New HMP Grampian initiative is already improving relationships between children and their parents

7th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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