Families & Young People

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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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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Budget for mental health needed to help children across Scotland

Campaigners want to see funding for youth services tripled to meet an increase in demand for mental health support

7th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Families of disabled children fight helpline closure

Families are set to protest outside Edinburgh City Chambers on Friday 8 December against the closure of a helpline for families of disabled children

7th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Named person faces further 12 month delay

The Scottish Parliament's education committee has blocked plans for a guardian to be assigned to every child in Scotland

7th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Chief Encounters: Satwat Rehman

The director of One Parent Families Scotland is proud to have seen the services the charity provides evolve

7th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Domestic abuse does not only involve violence

Magdalena Grzymkowska, of the Polish Women Support Network, looks at what needs to be done to help protect women within the community from abuse

7th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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New base for city children’s service

Cornerstone has found a new home for its Angus and Dundee service

6th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Charity hopes to sing home missing people

The initiative follows the success of a Missing People Choir in Britain's Got Talent

6th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Youngsters to lead mental health study

The project will examine child and adolescent mental health services in Scotland

6th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Threat of homelessness hangs over families this Christmas

Thousands of children will wake up on Christmas morning without a home, and many more families are facing the risk of eviction

6th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Elderly Scots face isolation this Christmas

Age Scotland is leading the fight against loneliness through its Christmas campaign

5th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Parents protest charity Christmas collections in schools

Parents have been warned about an evangelical Christian charity collecting aid in Scottish state schools

5th December 2017 by Graham Martin

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