Families & Young People

Scottish town becomes first to ban plastic straws

Young campaigners from two Scottish primary schools are helping to make Ullapool the first plastic straw free town in the United Kingdom

21st December 2017 by Graham Martin

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Festive designs impress competition judges

The Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland has hosted its annual Christmas card contest

21st December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Give children the right to decide on religious services

Forcing children to attend services in school time could impinge on their rights, charities have claimed

21st December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Force for good: Star Wars fans back children’s charity

Star Wars fans have helped a children’s charity raise an out of this world amount of cash

20th December 2017 by Graham Martin

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Funding to tackle issues for care experienced youngsters

A £1.4 million fund aims to help those who have experienced the system influence decisions

19th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Child abuse prevention service sees increase in calls

Stop it Now! Scotland is aiming to prevent people from looking at sexual images of children on the internet

15th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish charities will miss out on tampon tax funds

Ellie Hutchinson, of The Empowerment Project, said that stipulations set by the Government means Scottish organisations will miss out on vital funding

15th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Disability bullying fight heads to Holyrood

Enable Change Champions held a demonstration at the Scottish Parliament and met with MSPs

15th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Politicians get festive for charity campaign

Leaders of the SNP, Conservatives, Greens and the Lib Dems have backed Christmas Jumper Day

15th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Children start gambling to make money

The danger of online games which encourage gambling has been highlighted by GambleAware

14th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Almost half of youngsters regularly feel lonely

A new project has been launched to tackle youth isolation in Scotland

14th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Postcode lottery for children who need mental health support

Half of Scottish health boards are failing to meet targets to provide support within 18 weeks

13th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Concern over cut to support teachers

The amount of children identified as having additional needs has risen substantially

13th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Social media fuels elderly isolation

Two charities that work with older people have joined forces after research showed that older people are missing out on social interactions

13th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Youth project helps rural town to flourish

Zara Turner, of the Callander Youth Project, has been revealed as the 8000th person to have benefited from Community Jobs Scotland

12th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Nearly a quarter of 5-year-olds are overweight

Cancer Research Scotland is calling for drastic action to wean young children off crisps, chocolate and fizzy drinks

12th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Poll: would you share a mince pie with an older person this Christmas?

TFN Poll: would you share a mince pie with an older person this Christmas?

11th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Charities need to protect the vulnerable from predators

Advice is being given on safeguarding after recent incidents of alleged sexual assault

11th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Charity patron faces drug charge

Actor Paul Brannigan has denied being involved in the production of cannabis

11th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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