Families & Young People

Events to celebrate adoption

Fiona Aitken looks ahead to Adoption Week Scotland, which is returning for the third time

16th November 2018 by TFN Guest

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We should all do our bit for trustee diversity

Charities and employers both have a role to play in encouraging and supporting young trustees says Alastair Keatinge

13th November 2018 by TFN Guest

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Sibling abuse is often hidden within families

Dan Mushens examines whether or not sibling abuse is normalised by society

12th November 2018 by TFN Guest

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Reflecting on 13 years in the job

Jim Sweeney looks back on his 13 years at YouthLink Scotland to mark his final Youth Work Week

5th November 2018 by TFN Guest

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It’s time to agree a common set of values in the digital world

Jess McBeath says the onus is on adults to help children stay safe online

31st October 2018 by TFN Guest

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Holiday food: can we talk about what we want?

Pete Ritchie tackles the bigger issues involved in solving holiday food poverty

29th October 2018 by TFN Guest

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What is trauma in childhood?

Mary Glasgow examines why adverse childhood experiences and trauma are being widely talked about

16th October 2018 by TFN Guest

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We must work closely with children who have suffered trauma

Martin Crewe says that organisations need to focus more on what has happened to children, rather than what they have done

26th September 2018 by TFN Guest

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End everyday hate

Sarah Robinson Galloway explains Action on Prejudice's new campaign

25th September 2018 by TFN Guest

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Festival can help to spark volunteering

George Thomson examines the importance of volunteering as Stirling celebrates the work of volunteers

19th September 2018 by TFN Guest

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How I became a charity chief executive

Martin Dorchester explains his move from Calmac to the third sector

3rd September 2018 by TFN Guest

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We know mentoring works for Scottish young people

Joe Connolly defends the value of youth mentoring against suggestions it has little impact on academic achievement

3rd September 2018 by TFN Guest

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If the government won’t take ME seriously who will?

​Lesley Scott of Tymes Trust argues ME can't be fixed through psychological interventions and the authorities need to take a different tact

29th August 2018 by TFN

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Giving young people a voice in Scottish politics

Emily Beever discusses how a new initiative, entitled FMQT Next Generation, aims to help young people participate in high level politics

3rd August 2018 by TFN Guest

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Beyond Harry Potter: telling the real stories of care experienced people

Kenny Murray on the real stories of care experienced people

2nd August 2018 by TFN Guest

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Scouts are at the heart of the community but we can do more

Rob Murray is looking for charity partners for a Scouts Scotland project which aims to encourage social action

27th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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Heroin isn’t cool – why teens are turning to cocaine

Andrew Horne on why Addaction is hearing from younger and younger cocaine users and how charities need to use innovative ways to reach them

19th July 2018 by Alex Turnbull

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Mountain biking can set young people on track to better future

Neil Ratley hits the trails on the CashBack Change Cycle programme and reveals how it helps life and cycling skills

16th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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There is something different about working in the voluntary sector

Martin Crewe examines why charities still have a key role to play in society

5th July 2018 by TFN Guest

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