Families & Young People

Are foster carers parents or professionals?

Daniel Sinclair explores the implications of a recent Scottish court ruling the found a fostering couple should be classed as council employees

10th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Real Lives: For Anita Stott fostering has been a wonderful experience

Anita Stott says providing short-term foster care for children with learning disabilities is a fulfilling and heartwarming

10th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Caring for the carers

Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman on need to increase support for carers

3rd August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Micro volunteering allows me to help women on the other side of the world

Ellie Hutchinson, 35, talks about her new role as an e-mentor for Women’s Worldwide Web

1st August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Local Cornerstone – is this the future of social care?

Edel Harris explains how Cornerstone is pioneering the use of the world famous Buurtzorg model of social care in Scotland

26th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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School’s out for summer – joy or sorrow?

Tommy George on how Edinburgh Leisure's Positive Destinations is helping 150 young people to unlock their potential this summer

6th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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PATHs to happy and healthy school kids

Mairead Ewart on how Barnardo's is working with schools in Renfrewshire to help develop social and emotional skills in pupils

30th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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Schools are creating the philanthropists of the future

Tracey Bird sat on the judging panel of the Youth Philanthropy Awards at her local high school and was amazed with the results

15th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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Challenging bullying, promoting respect

Katie Rafferty on the achievements of the new anti-bullying service

14th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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When work-life balance is the norm not the exception

Having an empathetic employer means James Cunningham has been able to bringing up a disabled daughter as well as continue working full time

14th June 2017 by Robert Armour

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GE17: Celebrate young voters’ impact - and listen to them on Brexit

Jackie Brock praises the role of young people in making UK political history

9th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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Keep the Joy Alive for children with life-shortening conditions

Maria McGill explains why CHAS is embarking on a hugely ambitions project to double its fundraising income

6th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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Help me find 1,000 voices of care experience

Carly Edgar wants to hear the voices of care experienced people

31st May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Social security is a human right – not just a nice thing

Judith Robertson explains why she believes there is a public misconception about the right to social security

25th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Why is shared parenting still a dirty term in the UK?

Ian Maxwell is heading to Boston to hear how shared parenting is being recognised as the best way forward for children around the world

22nd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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For children with ME, school education can be a grave threat

Lesley Scott explains why the Scottish Government presumption that attending school is always best can affect the health of children with ME

19th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Named Person is a benign and legitimate way to improve child wellbeing

Colin Young explains why the upcoming Named Person law is not a "state guardian" or a threat to family freedom

16th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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SNP told: don’t tell us how to raise our kids

Lesley Scott says named person legislation is dictatorial and authoritarian

27th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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What’s it like delivering youth work on an island? It’s the best job in the world

Graeme Johnston was recently named National Youth Worker of the Year for his work with Arran Youth Foundations.

12th April 2017 by YouthLink Scotland

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