Families & Young People

Women being hit hardest by Tory welfare cuts

​Statistics show inequality is rife when it comes to benefit cuts

18th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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More children complain they feel isolated by today’s society

Leading charity says children are retreating more into themselves because of social pressures

13th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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What’s it like delivering youth work on an island? It’s the best job in the world

Graeme Johnston was recently named National Youth Worker of the Year for his work with Arran Youth Foundations.

12th April 2017 by YouthLink Scotland

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Chief encounters: Theatre should be for everyone

Rhona Matheson of Starcatchers explains her charity's latest project involves asking those who can afford theatre tickets to buy one for those who can't

11th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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Poor kids to benefit from a good play

A Scottish charity has launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for theatre tickets for children from poorer backgrounds

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Record number of Scout volunteers is still not enough

Scouts Scotland has reported signing up a record number of adult volunteers but it urgently needs more as its popularity with kids soars

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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A big step towards inclusive education, but the journey’s just beginning

Jan Savage welcomes a plan to create new education guidance to ensure pupils with learning disabilities are fully included in Scotland's schools

10th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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Soaring cost of housing throws Scots children into poverty

Soaring housing costs pushed a further 70,000 Scottish children into poverty

10th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

Scott Kyle is backing his friends - extras from the hit show - to complete the 23-mile fundraiser

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Bank closures risks isolating society’s most vulnerable

​Leading charity urges banks to rethink closure policy

7th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Has TFN riled you? It’s for your own good

Susan Smith on why Third Force News will not apologise for making you angry

5th April 2017 by Susan Smith

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Real Lives: I won’t allow cancer to consume my whole family

Geraldine Wellington, a mum of five, has cancer for the second time. She says the Beatson Cancer Charity is once again helping her and her family manage

3rd April 2017 by TFN Guest

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New mental health strategy not good enough say charities

Children’s and mental health charities have unanimously rounded on the Scottish Government’s new 10-year mental health strategy

31st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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We took the government to court so can you

Fraser Sutherland says taking the government to court is part of Scotland’s democracy growing up

30th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Humanist Society drops court action against Scottish Government

​The Scottish Government has issued new guidance to head teachers telling them to consider pupils' views when it comes to taking part in religious ceremonies

30th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Children and families will be victims of Brexit

Campaigners have spoken out about their dismay over the triggering of article 50 that will lead to the UK leaving the EU

30th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Tory and media Brexit rhetoric is toxic and chauvinistic

Jackie Brock calls out Theresa May on damaging and contradictory messages that are again excluding the UK’s children and young people from a major issue

30th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

The pop trio are urging those taking part to never forget what they are walking for

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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