Families & Young People

I’ve tackled the first of my ten epic challenges

Airdrie mother of three, Ruth Elliot, has just completed a 17 day trek of Mount Everest, the first of ten epic challenges in support of JDRF

12th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland: where we tolerate babies, not love them

Alan Sinclair explains why Scotland is trailing behind much of Europe in child wellbeing

10th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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Wanted: innovative enterprising ideas to boost life for young Scots

Josiah Lockhart is calling for people who think they know a way to transform life for young Scots to apply to the Social Innovation Competition

9th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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People don’t know how to react around MND

Ruth Williamson talks about how life has changed since she was diagnosed with MND in December of last year

26th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Time to deliver on poverty targets

John Dickie, director of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, analyses the latest poverty statistics

22nd March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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I took on the Mother of all Challenges

Leigh McLean was one of four inspirational mums who battled five days of gruelling physical challenges for Sport Relief

20th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Let’s create an equal future for women and girls

Girlguiding Advocate and Girlguiding Scotland member Bethan looks at how Citizen Girl is creating a more equal future for women and girls

20th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Raising age of criminal responsibility is only the first step

Juliet Harris, director of Together, analyses the decision to raise the minimum age children can be convicted of a crime

19th March 2018 by TFN Guest

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Winter of discontent: snow is not fun for too many children

Rhona Cunningham reminds us that for thousands of children growing up in poverty, snow storms meant being cold and hungry

13th March 2018 by TFN Guest

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When it comes to self harm, #TalkingIsHarmless

Penumbra's Robin Murphy reflects on Self Harm Awareness Day, and looks at what can be done to help prevent people from harming

9th March 2018 by TFN Guest

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I’m 99 but I’m not done with volunteering yet

As he advances towards his 100th year, Norman Hutchison isn't giving up volunteering yet

9th March 2018 by Robert Armour

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Scottish youth project goes international

Junior Award Scheme for Schools volunteer Fraser Munro examines the scheme's Malaysian rollout

8th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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It is possible to end child poverty

Russell Gunson on why it will take more than optimism and increasing benefits to end child poverty in Scotland

5th March 2018 by TFN Guest

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Let’s recognise investors in older people too

Brian Sloan argues it's not just young people who have much to offer 21st century Scotland

21st February 2018 by TFN Guest

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Many hands make the lightsaber work

Charlotte Bray was in her element at Capital Sci-Fi Con, a fundraiser in aid of Children's Hospices Across Scotland

13th February 2018 by Charlotte Bray

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A consultation or a cover up of child maintenance failings?

Rhona Cunningham critiques the Department for Work and Pensions consultation on child maintenance and urges people to respond

29th January 2018 by TFN Guest

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Giving young people a chance is key to helping them flourish

Jim Sweeney, chief executive of YouthLink Scotland, looks at what can be achieved through the Year of Young People

18th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Generation K could hold the key to solving social problems

Wendy Loretto reflects on how young people could make waves in tackling social problems through business

15th January 2018 by TFN Guest

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Help for Heroes provided support for me and my husband

Kerry Watson, from Dunfermline, is backing a Help for Heroes campaign aimed at encouraging armed forces families to come forward for support

15th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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