Families & Young People

Help mould the future of the third sector

SCVO is calling on organisations to complete its State of the Sector survey to help it lobby for a better future for all Scotland's third sector

10th December 2018 by TFN

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The charity volunteers giving up their Christmas Day to help kids in crisis

A team of dedicated Childline volunteers will be giving up their Christmas Day to ensure children have vital support

12th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Budget 2018: protect cash for care leavers

A charity has called on the Scottish Government to protect cash earmarked for care leavers

11th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Charities unite to tackle child expoitation

Night workers urged to report concerns via dedicated helpline

11th December 2018 by Robert Armour

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Child neglect: the tensions between care and justice

Joanna Barrett explores why incidents of child cruelty have been growing in England but going down in Scotland

11th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Christmas puppy farm warning

Families who plan on buying a dog this Christmas are being warned to walk away if they suspect it has been bred illegally

10th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Half of teachers depressed or anxious

A study by the Mental Health Foundation has called for greater support for children and staff within schools

10th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Civil society says: use budget to help poor families

Campaigners want the Scottish Government to use its budget to urgently help families struggling to get by

9th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Parents: get rid of barriers to autistic children’s education

Almost 3,000 people have signed a letter calling for the Scottish Government to address the barriers autistic children face to accessing education

7th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Goodmovers 07/12/2018 - who has a new job?

Goodmovers 07/12/2018 - who has a new job?

7th December 2018 by TFN

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To personalise employment services we need to know how it benefits people

Satwat Rehman responds to the first Fair Start Scotland statistics, and highlights the need for single parent participation to be tracked

7th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Children struggling with anxiety

Issues such as cyber-bullying and relationship problems are worrying youngsters, with girls making up 88% of those who contact Childline about anxiety

7th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Working Scots struggling to feed families

A study by Citizens Advice Scotland has shown the extent of in-work poverty

7th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 7 December 2018

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

7th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Vegans demand animal free meals in schools and hospitals

Vegans are demanding that animal-free options should be guaranteed on the menu at every school and hospital in Scotland

6th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Drink spiking campaign launched

New figures from police have shown the amount of spiking incidents in Scotland has doubled in the last year

6th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Children to miss out on basics at Christmas

Action for Children has blamed Tory austerity for a rise in child poverty in Scotland

6th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Stirling misses out on volunteer city bid

The city has missed out on its bid to become European Volunteering Capital, but has pledged to continue to build volunteer participation

5th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Youngsters want answers on Brexit

Two charities have called for clarity for young people on a range of issues

5th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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