Families & Young People

You can’t run a charity on good will alone

Active4All's demise is a lesson in how ideologically-driven social enterprises must also be backed up with competent business expertise

15th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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I turned a life of crime into a life worth living

Pete Sams life turned around when he got involved in a voluntary project in prison and it gave him something to live for

14th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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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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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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Life’s journey will end in death – we need to face that

Jacklyn Calvard is good at dealing with death – just not her own

24th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Real life: If you had met me when I was little you wouldn’t believe what I do now

Alexander Warren has additional support needs (ASN). He uses his experience to deliver ASN training and workshops to organisations

22nd February 2017 by TFN Guest

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10-year strategy needs to reform approach to mental health and wellbeing

Tam Baillie, children and young people's commissioner in Scotland, says getting the balance right between universal and targeted service provision is key

20th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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A sporting chance for looked after children

Helen Macfarlane explains how Edinburgh Leisure can boost the life chances of looked after children in Scotland

7th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Real life: from prison to speaking at parliament, Ryan Brown has turned his life around

Ryan Brown from Glasgow recently received a certificate in parliament as the 7,500th Community Jobs Scotland employee in a Scottish charity

16th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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How will bairns fair in 2017?

Jennifer Davidson reflects on what 2016 has meant for the children’s sector and what the year ahead will bring

10th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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Fighting terrorism starts from within

Sarah Robinson-Galloway believes that the youth-work sector holds the key to overcoming terrorism around the world

4th January 2017 by YouthLink Scotland

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Youth work can help deliver excellence for every child

Graeme Logan sets out his vision for youth work and schools

21st December 2016 by TFN Guest

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We’re failing children with additional support needs

Stuart Jacob calls for increased investment to support Scotland's 170,000 young people with additional support needs

19th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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A youth worker on The Apprentice? – it’s not in our nature!

Kerry Reilly tells explains why youth workers should put themselves forward for the National Youth Worker Awards

14th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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Play is a right not an oversight

Fraser Falconer raises concerns that today's children are too housebound and are missing out on opportunities to play

14th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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Mind, Body and Facebook – do you want eternal life in the cloud?

Jacklyn Calvard encourages a good digital death to make sure you don't live on in the cloud long after you are sitting on a cloud

5th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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Building a fundraising profile from scratch

Susie Williamson on the little-known children's charity Seamab and its new brand

30th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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We need to prevent young people being radicalised by extremists

Sarah Robinson Galloway of YouthLink Scotland on the roots of extremism in young people and sharing good practice.

30th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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