Families & Young People

Scottish charities will miss out on tampon tax funds

Ellie Hutchinson, of The Empowerment Project, said that stipulations set by the Government means Scottish organisations will miss out on vital funding

15th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Real Lives: I am a positive role model for a care experienced youngster

Leanne Patrick says time and the willingness to share interests and activities are all you need to mentor a young person through a tough period in their life

7th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Mary’s Meals made me realise how lucky my children are

Sarah Thomson visited Malawi where she met with Mary’s Meals and saw the difference a daily meal is making to children the same age as her own

7th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Domestic abuse does not only involve violence

Magdalena Grzymkowska, of the Polish Women Support Network, looks at what needs to be done to help protect women within the community from abuse

7th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Events is an area that young people can thrive in

Forth Valley Social Enterprise (FVSE) chairman Matt McGrandles looks at what has been achieved in the five years since the organisation was founded

23rd November 2017 by TFN Guest

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I had to move school seven times because of bullying

Dallas, 20, is one of the thousands of youngsters with a disability who contacted Childline, after he was bullied because of autism

23rd November 2017 by TFN Guest

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Bringing museums to life with science

Clare Meakin, science engagement manager for National Museums Scotland, on why the organisation is on tour teaching science and technology to pupils

9th November 2017 by TFN Guest

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Placing families at the centre of what we do

Placing families at the centre of what we do

30th October 2017 by TFN

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Toast To Absent Friends this November

Robert Peacock explains why he is taking part in the To Absent Friends a festival to celebrate remembering friends and family who have passed away

23rd October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Poor communities in Scotland are getting dirtier

Carole Noble explains the social impact of the decline of our local environments

16th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Chief Encounters: Celine Sinclair, The Yard

The chief executive of the play and respite facility for disabled children is proud to have seen the organisation grow

9th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Collecting and learning from abuse case studies must be next step

Victim Support Scotland member Janine Ewen wants to see case studies collected of those who have been through the Domestic Abuse Disclosure Scheme

9th October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Reaching Higher for care experienced young people

Peter McGregor on improving employment prospects of young people who've experienced care

19th September 2017 by TFN

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I’m fighting fit and will Stand Up To Cancer

Shiela Laramore, 33, has battled back from Hodgkin Lymphoma, and is backing Stand Up To Cancer

14th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Fostering is not Airbnb for children without families

Susan Smith questions the impact of the latest charity campaign to persuade more Scots to foster

13th September 2017 by Susan Smith

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It’s not always good to share

Ken Reid discusses why shared spaces could set back the rights of partially sighted people by decades

7th September 2017 by TFN Guest

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The three pillars of social good

Mike Buonaiuto outlines his theory on how to create social change

21st August 2017 by TFN Guest

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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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