Families & Young People

SNP told: don’t tell us how to raise our kids

Lesley Scott says named person legislation is dictatorial and authoritarian

27th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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What’s it like delivering youth work on an island? It’s the best job in the world

Graeme Johnston was recently named National Youth Worker of the Year for his work with Arran Youth Foundations.

12th April 2017 by YouthLink Scotland

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A big step towards inclusive education, but the journey’s just beginning

Jan Savage welcomes a plan to create new education guidance to ensure pupils with learning disabilities are fully included in Scotland's schools

10th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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Has TFN riled you? It’s for your own good

Susan Smith on why Third Force News will not apologise for making you angry

5th April 2017 by Susan Smith

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Real Lives: I won’t allow cancer to consume my whole family

Geraldine Wellington, a mum of five, has cancer for the second time. She says the Beatson Cancer Charity is once again helping her and her family manage

3rd April 2017 by TFN Guest

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We took the government to court so can you

Fraser Sutherland says taking the government to court is part of Scotland’s democracy growing up

30th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Tory and media Brexit rhetoric is toxic and chauvinistic

Jackie Brock calls out Theresa May on damaging and contradictory messages that are again excluding the UK’s children and young people from a major issue

30th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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It’s agonising hearing my mum cry but it’s 3am and I have two essays to finish

Keith Burns on the often distressing and impossible difficulty of juggling being a student and a carer

28th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Swinney: Not all named person debate has been helpful

John Swinney explains why he believes having a named person for every child will improve family life in Scotland

28th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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#IncludED in the Main?! Still work to be done

Jan Savage explains why the Scottish Parliament is debating how to improve education for children with learning disabilities this week

27th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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You can’t run a charity on good will alone

Active4All's demise is a lesson in how ideologically-driven social enterprises must also be backed up with competent business expertise

15th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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I turned a life of crime into a life worth living

Pete Sams life turned around when he got involved in a voluntary project in prison and it gave him something to live for

14th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Named person: Swinney must think again as the fight goes on

Lesley Scott says the fight against named person will continue - and the Scottish Government must come to its senses

10th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Want to change your community? Just think big

Young Jordan Kyle and his friends transformed their local community for the better

7th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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I craved boring family life after the fighting and abuse

Children can be traumatised when parents split. Jason Miralles of the Shared Parenting Network coaches them to put aside their difference

28th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Life’s journey will end in death – we need to face that

Jacklyn Calvard is good at dealing with death – just not her own

24th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Real life: If you had met me when I was little you wouldn’t believe what I do now

Alexander Warren has additional support needs (ASN). He uses his experience to deliver ASN training and workshops to organisations

22nd February 2017 by TFN Guest

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10-year strategy needs to reform approach to mental health and wellbeing

Tam Baillie, children and young people's commissioner in Scotland, says getting the balance right between universal and targeted service provision is key

20th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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A sporting chance for looked after children

Helen Macfarlane explains how Edinburgh Leisure can boost the life chances of looked after children in Scotland

7th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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