Families & Young People

Covid-19: a journey from despair to hope

Rory Mair is in one of the Covid-19 highest risk groups - he tells how he fought despair by seeking solace in the efforts of his community

3rd April 2020 by TFN Guest

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Informal volunteering matters

Sophie Bridger says informal volunteering is critical to building resilient communities and reaching those who need help most

2nd April 2020 by TFN Guest

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Foodbanks are not essential – they must close, and for good

Pete Ritchie: foodbanks are the product of a previous, austerity-damned era - they must now be closed

26th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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A time like no other

Martin Crewe on living in the age of Covid-19

25th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Coronavirus advice for volunteers

George Thomson gives practical guidance on the health and wellbeing of volunteers

18th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Coronavirus update from the regulator

Maureen Mallon from OSCR gives guidance for charities on how to cope with the coronavirus outbreak

16th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Save the Children report reminds us that good governance is everyone’s responsibility

Alastair Keatinge reflects on the Charity Commission probe into allegations of inappropriate behaviour at the charity

10th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Virus challenge shows creeping ageism in society

Dr Donald Macaskill despairs about certain responses to the Coronavirus, and believes the days ahead will shape us as a society

10th March 2020 by TFN Guest

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Volunteering can help students thrive

Lesley Franklin on the benefits of volunteering for students

26th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Get set for The Gathering

Anna Fowlie looks forward to The Gathering, which takes place this week at the SEC in Glasgow

18th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Helping to make lasting change

Jonny Kinross details the Grassmarket Community Project's approach to creating community

17th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Volunteering - what do you see?

George Thomson examines what is a key period for volunteering in Scotland

14th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Together with Turkana: how we can all transform lives

Daniel Adams on Mary's Meals' Turkana Appeal

23rd January 2020 by TFN

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How the third sector can help ensure no child is left behind

Sean Duffy says the third sector has a vital role to play in supporting the education system

17th December 2019 by TFN Guest

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Help us get our young people climate ready

Josephine Querido says the next generation need support to help them battle climate change

6th December 2019 by TFN Guest

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Launching the Care in Mind series

Martin Crewe says care experienced young people are not getting the right support at the right time

4th December 2019 by TFN Guest

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Let young people lead the fight against bullying

Katie Ferguson says it’s time to listen to young people and empower them to lead the real change needed to prevent bullying

13th November 2019 by TFN Guest

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Being a young trustee can be challenging

Adam Bennett, 22, talks about his experiences as a trustee with Scouts Scotland

7th November 2019 by TFN Guest

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Embedding volunteering as a habit from a young age is vital

Jonathan Christie responds to a new report which shows volunteering needs to adapt to be fit for the future

6th November 2019 by TFN Guest

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