Families & Young People

Modern slavery reported in Scotland

Around 300 potential victims - including children - have been reported by a charity which operates a slavery helpline

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity recognised for helping children settle in Scotland

The Multi-Cultural Family Base picked up an award for its Safe Haven project last week

13th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Funding can make Scotland a leader in suicide prevention

A £3 million fund to help deliver a new strategy to prevent suicides has been welcomed by a charity

13th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Chief encounters: Lynsay Allan

Meet Lynsay Allan of the Scottish Cot Death Trust

13th June 2018 by TFN

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Thousands of kids march for road safety in Scotland

Nursery and school children are taking to the streets to raise awareness of how youngsters killed or injured in road traffic accidents

13th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Community gardens open up for Power of Food festival

Edinburgh community gardens are coming together for a festival celebrating community food growing

12th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Age as a hate crime is a good start but older people deserve more

Lesley Carcary looks at what needs to be done to protect older people ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Friday (15 June)

12th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Enhanced support for care experienced students

A bursary of £8,100 will be available to all youngsters who have experienced the care system

12th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Fathers are sidelined during childbirth

New research finds dads are being ignored to the danger of mums and babies

11th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Carers struggle with mental and physical health

New research released for Carers Week 2018 has shown that many carers fear for the future

11th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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The UK in 2018: a submerged nation of the poor made destitute by design

A toxic brew of benefit cuts, sanctions and high rental costs has pushed masses of people into destitution

8th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Education bosses must do more to encourage disabled students

The One in Five campaign met with education bosses for talks this week, having highlighted a gap in disability admissions

7th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Win the chance to have dinner with Michelle Obama

Youngsters can win a table at a dinner with the former First Lady, which is being organised by The Hunter Foundation

7th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity to hold day out for 1000 children

Quarriers' Summer Appeal - which aims to give special experiences to vulnerable children - is returning for a fifth outing

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Childline in volunteer appeal

The support service's Glasgow base needs a further 85 volunteers to ensure it can meet demand for advice

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Mental health waiting times a “national disgrace”

The majority of the country's health boards missed targets to provide children with specialist support - which has angered a campaign group

5th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Universal Credit hits single parents

One Parent Families Scotland has called for a re-think after seeing a surge in calls about benefits

5th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Popstar to headline Scottish youth gathering

Famous singer will thanks youngsters involved in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative for all the work they have done for charity in the last year

4th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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