Families & Young People

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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Caring for the carers

Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman on need to increase support for carers

3rd August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Micro volunteering allows me to help women on the other side of the world

Ellie Hutchinson, 35, talks about her new role as an e-mentor for Women’s Worldwide Web

1st August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Local Cornerstone – is this the future of social care?

Edel Harris explains how Cornerstone is pioneering the use of the world famous Buurtzorg model of social care in Scotland

26th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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School’s out for summer – joy or sorrow?

Tommy George on how Edinburgh Leisure's Positive Destinations is helping 150 young people to unlock their potential this summer

6th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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PATHs to happy and healthy school kids

Mairead Ewart on how Barnardo's is working with schools in Renfrewshire to help develop social and emotional skills in pupils

30th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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Schools are creating the philanthropists of the future

Tracey Bird sat on the judging panel of the Youth Philanthropy Awards at her local high school and was amazed with the results

15th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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Challenging bullying, promoting respect

Katie Rafferty on the achievements of the new anti-bullying service

14th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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When work-life balance is the norm not the exception

Having an empathetic employer means James Cunningham has been able to bringing up a disabled daughter as well as continue working full time

14th June 2017 by Robert Armour

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GE17: Celebrate young voters’ impact - and listen to them on Brexit

Jackie Brock praises the role of young people in making UK political history

9th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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