Families & Young People

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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Sexist Daily Mail puts young women off politics

Angry young members of Girlguiding Scotland have hit out at the Daily Mail for its "Legs-it" front page featuring Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon

28th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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It’s agonising hearing my mum cry but it’s 3am and I have two essays to finish

Keith Burns on the often distressing and impossible difficulty of juggling being a student and a carer

28th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Swinney: Not all named person debate has been helpful

John Swinney explains why he believes having a named person for every child will improve family life in Scotland

28th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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#IncludED in the Main?! Still work to be done

Jan Savage explains why the Scottish Parliament is debating how to improve education for children with learning disabilities this week

27th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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17,000 children denied specialist help for mental health problems

The Scottish Government has promised to investigate why so many children have been denied help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s child refugee guardianship service sees demand go up

Scottish minister hails a charity-run service for unaccompanied child refugees as it sees demand double

27th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Government unveils plan to meet 2020 childcare promise

The Scottish Government has revealed its 31 point plan to ensure it can fulfill its promise to provide 1140 hours of free early years childcare by 2020

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: the emotional and financial suffering of student carers

Student carers are four more times likely to drop out of higher education than other students

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Child sex abuse reports hit record high

Charity calls for comprehensive national approach to prevention

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Young Scots set to take over parliament

Event gives young Scots their say on pressing issues affecting their lives

22nd March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s best youth workers and organisations named

The 10th National Youth Worker of the Year Awards recognised the remarkable youth work being done right across Scotland

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Anti-smoking group says let child carers smoke

ASH Scotland argues that smokers should not be excluded when recruiting carers for needy children

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s Polar Academy set its sights on growth with new appointments

Two business leaders and a prep-school headmaster have joined the board of the charity set up by polar explorer Craig Mathieson

20th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Victory for campaigners after “historic” move to teach same sex education

​SNP conference rubber stamps same sex education in Scotland's schools

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Employment boost for young Scots care leavers

Pilot project boosts employment prospects for young care leavers

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s children facing a mental health crisis

Leading charity calls on Scottish Government to address mental health crisis facing children

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Childline has made a smartphone app for young people

For Me has launched in the iOS app store with an android version due out soon

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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