Families & Young People

Real life: from prison to speaking at parliament, Ryan Brown has turned his life around

Ryan Brown from Glasgow recently received a certificate in parliament as the 7,500th Community Jobs Scotland employee in a Scottish charity

16th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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How will bairns fair in 2017?

Jennifer Davidson reflects on what 2016 has meant for the children’s sector and what the year ahead will bring

10th January 2017 by TFN Guest

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Fighting terrorism starts from within

Sarah Robinson-Galloway believes that the youth-work sector holds the key to overcoming terrorism around the world

4th January 2017 by YouthLink Scotland

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Youth work can help deliver excellence for every child

Graeme Logan sets out his vision for youth work and schools

21st December 2016 by TFN Guest

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We’re failing children with additional support needs

Stuart Jacob calls for increased investment to support Scotland's 170,000 young people with additional support needs

19th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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A youth worker on The Apprentice? – it’s not in our nature!

Kerry Reilly tells explains why youth workers should put themselves forward for the National Youth Worker Awards

14th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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Play is a right not an oversight

Fraser Falconer raises concerns that today's children are too housebound and are missing out on opportunities to play

14th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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Mind, Body and Facebook – do you want eternal life in the cloud?

Jacklyn Calvard encourages a good digital death to make sure you don't live on in the cloud long after you are sitting on a cloud

5th December 2016 by TFN Guest

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Building a fundraising profile from scratch

Susie Williamson on the little-known children's charity Seamab and its new brand

30th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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We need to prevent young people being radicalised by extremists

Sarah Robinson Galloway of YouthLink Scotland on the roots of extremism in young people and sharing good practice.

30th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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Autumn statement analysis: Scotland faces the prospect of a lost generation of vulnerable children

Stuart Jacob, director Falkland House School, says the autumn statement does nothing to allay fears of a lost generation of children who need additional support

24th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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Children’s rights in Scotland - a crucial year

The rights of all children must be respected, says Together Scotland

14th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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Listening well is vital for young people’s wellbeing

​Maureen Wilson on the importance and value of listening and the aims of mental health charity Listen Well Scotland

9th November 2016 by TFN Guest

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It’s a day to remember when you get awarded £30 million

Maria McGill, chief executive of Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), explains how her charity managed to secure a significant funding boost

31st October 2016 by TFN Guest

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Schools can boost attainment working with the third sector

Jackie Brock believes the third sector can work with schools to boost confidence and resilience outside the classroom and attainment within it

31st October 2016 by TFN Guest

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Bairns come first, just not to all parents

Rhona Cunningham explains why she is campaigning for a better child maintenance system as too many absent parents are able to shirk responsibility

25th October 2016 by TFN Guest

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Youth work is a game changer for Scotland’s young people

John Loughton, founder and chief executive of leadership development social enterprise Dare2Lead, on why youth work transforms lives

19th October 2016 by TFN Guest

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Real Lives: the struggle to help my autistic son with ADHD

Laura Lemay speaks out about the difficulties her son Alfie faces to mark ADHD Awareness Month

18th October 2016 by TFN Guest

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If care system is reformed the pain of growing up in care won’t have been for nothing

Harry O’Neill is one of the people with experience of being in care that met and influenced Nicola Sturgeon to announce a review of the care system

18th October 2016 by TFN Guest

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