Families & Young People

Young Scots are moulding the future of volunteering

Volunteers' Week 2018 is underway, with a focus on recruiting new volunteers through engagement with young people

1st June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments Features
CHAS awarded for investing in 800 volunteers

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland is celebrating achieving Investors in Volunteering for the fifth time as Volunteers Week 2018 kicks off

1st June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Volunteering has helped me learn about myself

Last year, Leanne Patrick began volunteering as a mentor for Quarriers, helping a young person from Falkirk who had become isolated due to family circumstances

1st June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments Blogs
Criminalising emotional neglect could see disabled parents lose children

Campaigners have highlighted the importance of providing support for parents with learning disabilities before making emotional neglect a crime

31st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Adults should have the right to be adopted

An event will be held at Holyrood highlighting a campaign calling for adults to be allowed to be legally adopted

31st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
School pupils get on their bikes

The Sustrans Big Pedal saw children cycle to school over a 10-day period

31st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Age restrictions needed to prevent online grooming

Barnardo's wants social media giants to take action to prevent young people being taken advantage of online

30th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Guide aims to help organisations create inspiring play areas

Three charities have joined forces to create Free to Play - which aims to help groups create vital spaces for children

30th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More support needed for older workers

Age Scotland has said the government and businesses have to do more to support the increasing numbers of people work beyond state pension age

29th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fathers get say in shaping Scots family law

Civil servants will make meeting a focus group

29th May 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Universal youth work is a lifeline

Ellie Hutchinson, strategic implementation manager at Edinburgh charity Canongate Youth, looks at the vital support provided by youth groups

28th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments Blogs
Seized money set to benefit deprived communities

More than £700,000 worth of CashBack funding has been allocated to 227 youth organisations

28th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
School uniform grants to increase

The setting of a national minimum of £100 for the grant has been welcomed by child poverty groups

28th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Children admit to bullying others about their looks

Changing Faces say youngsters with a disfigurement are struggling with a very hostile school environment

23rd May 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
The clock is ticking for vulnerable children

Vulnerable children who don't get access to support quickly are ending up struggling with far bigger problems later in life

23rd May 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Chief Encounters: Michelle Armstrong reveals her favourite clown

Michelle Armstrong came to the third sector mid career and would advise her 18-year-old self not to worry about career plans

22nd May 2018 by TFN Guest

0 Comments Blogs
Call for cars to be banned from school gates

Living Streets has said action is needed to encourage more youngsters to walk to school

21st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Intergenerational pen pal project secures funding boost

A new initiative from Contact the Elderly will link primary school pupils with isolated older people

21st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The terrible toll stress is taking on our young people

Six out of ten Scottish young people have felt so stressed by pressure to succeed they are unable to cope

18th May 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News