Families & Young People

My wish for the new year: think of the small local charities in our communities

Thomas Lynch on the experience of Dads Rock and the importance of small charities

4th January 2019 by TFN Guest

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Child neglect: the tensions between care and justice

Joanna Barrett explores why incidents of child cruelty have been growing in England but going down in Scotland

11th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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To personalise employment services we need to know how it benefits people

Satwat Rehman responds to the first Fair Start Scotland statistics, and highlights the need for single parent participation to be tracked

7th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Volunteering improves health and wellbeing

Matthew Linning looks at the benefits of volunteering to mark International Volunteer Day

5th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Why working parents are struggling to repel the rising tide of poverty

Paul Brook tells the stories behind the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s UK Poverty 2018 report

4th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Tips to help families through Christmas

Ian Maxwell gives tips on how separated parents can help embrace Christmas for the benefit of their children

4th December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Scottish Gender Recognition Act – a positive step towards change

Chiara Capraro of Amnesty International analyses the results of a consultation on the Scottish Government's proposed gender legislation

3rd December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Is there a bright future ahead for Scottish girls?

Hannah Brisbane on what needs to happen now to improve lives for girls and young women in 2019 and beyond

3rd December 2018 by TFN Guest

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Poverty in Britain must not be swept under the carpet

TFN reporter Gareth Jones analyses UN rapporteur Philip Alston's findings on poverty in modern Britain

19th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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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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