Families & Young People

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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Milk bank can save tiny lives

Claire Thain examines the development of Scotland's nationwide milk bank, which supports families throughout the country

16th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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It’s time to spark volunteering in Scotland

Paul Reddish reveals ProjectScotland's plans to create a national youth volunteering team

10th May 2018 by TFN Guest

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Fed up hearing about small charity survival fears

Susan Smith is disheartened to hear that funders are still not putting their faith in small charities to deliver vital services

2nd May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Can childhood abuse turn you into a bad mother? We can break the cycle

Lyndsay Fraser Robertson says many mothers battling addictions were abused and neglected themselves, but residential care could break the cycle

2nd May 2018 by TFN Guest

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An eating disorder killed my daughter – but awareness could save others

Gordon Day is fundraising in memory of his daughter Kirsty - and to raise awareness of eating disorders

25th April 2018 by TFN Guest

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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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