Families & Young People

New children’s commissioner revealed

Family lawyer will replace Tam Baillie

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Most councils failing on free childcare

Just four Scottish councils have reciprocal agreements with other local authorities to fund childcare

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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£2 million boost for Scottish charities

​BBC Children in Need has announced the first of seven funding awards to be made this year

10th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Named person: Swinney must think again as the fight goes on

Lesley Scott says the fight against named person will continue - and the Scottish Government must come to its senses

10th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Chief encounters: Dawn Fyfe

Chief encounters: Dawn Fyfe, SAY Women

10th March 2017 by TFN

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Funding doubled for dyslexia charity

Funding for a charity supporting children with dyslexia is being doubled

9th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Named person laws are back on track

Much fought-over named person legislation will proceed in Scotland – despite a court setback

7th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Want to change your community? Just think big

Young Jordan Kyle and his friends transformed their local community for the better

7th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Troubled kids failed as mental health targets are not met

Young people in urgent need of mental health services are being failed across the country

7th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Half a million missing out on vital benefits

A range of charities are backing a campaign aimed at making sure people claim benefits

7th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Syrian children in “toxic” mental health crisis

​Civil war in the middle eastern country is taking a huge psychological toll on children

7th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Emotional abuse of a child to become a criminal offence

80-year old archaic law to be update to make prosecutions easier

3rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Number of animal welfare complaints on the increase

The number of children reporting animal neglect or injury has increased by 382% in the past five years

2nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Youth Parliament bidding to exert more influence over senior politicians

​Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament met with the full Scottish cabinet to "raise the issues that matter the most to young people in Scotland"

2nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria to visit Edinburgh for charity gala

Place2Be Scotland named as the local charity set to benefit from city's first Global Gift Gala

1st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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I craved boring family life after the fighting and abuse

Children can be traumatised when parents split. Jason Miralles of the Shared Parenting Network coaches them to put aside their difference

28th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Scouts to reward MSPs with badges for raising issues

​MSPs will need to carry out at least four tasks and raise issues related to young people within the Scottish Parliament to earn the reward

27th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Labour: use new welfare powers to increase Child Benefit by £240

​Scottish Labour leader pledges to increase Child Benefit

27th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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MSPs back same-sex education for Scots curriculum

Campaign gets backing of Scottish Parliament

27th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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