Families & Young People

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 TFN Staff

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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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Keeping our eyes open for child suffering

Anne Houston urges us to be alert for at risk children in our communities during the school holidays

2nd July 2018 by TFN Guest

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Scotland’s role in the global fight for child palliative care

Dr Pat Carragher shares his reflections on the third International Children’s Palliative Care Network Conference (ICPCN) in Durban, South Africa

28th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Suicide support was left to our devastated friends and family

Seonaid Stallan lost both her son and sister in law to suicide, and is now campaigning to see families in similar situations given better support

14th June 2018 by TFN Guest

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Age as a hate crime is a good start but older people deserve more

Lesley Carcary looks at what needs to be done to protect older people ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Friday (15 June)

12th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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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

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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

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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

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Who can foster? People from all backgrounds

To mark Foster Care Fortnight, Kay Gibson says great carers come from all walks of life and backgrounds

18th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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