Families & Young People

Should schools be non-religious?

Is school is the right place for religion to be taught to children?

21st August 2018 by Robert Armour

38 Comments Polls
TFN Poll: Should all schools stay open over the summer?

Schools across four council areas are turning into community hubs this summer to tackle holiday hunger - should all schools stay open over the summer?

5th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Poll: would you share a mince pie with an older person this Christmas?

TFN Poll: would you share a mince pie with an older person this Christmas?

11th December 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments Polls
Poll: should Named Person legislation be scrapped?

TFN poll: should Named Person legislation be scrapped?

7th December 2017 by Graham Martin

22 Comments Polls
Is Christmas too commercial?

When the contents of a letter to Santa will set you back more than December's mortgage, it's time to wonder whether it's all got out of hand. What do you think?

23rd November 2017 by TFN Staff

1 Comment Polls
Poll: Will the smacking ban stop children from being smacked?

A smacking ban is set to come into force in Scotland after years of debate, but will the ban stop children from being smacked?

20th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments Polls
Poll: should Universal Credit be stopped?

Poll: should Universal Credit be stopped?

13th October 2017 by Graham Martin

4 Comments Polls
Is violence just part of the job in social care?

Unison has produced a new guide after a survey of its community and voluntary sector staff found half had experienced physical assault at work

21st September 2017 by TFN

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Poll: should private schools be stripped of charity status?

TFN poll: private schools' charity status

25th August 2017 by Graham Martin

6 Comments Polls
Were police morally right to pay a paedophile to inform?

Northumbria Police's use of an undercover convicted child abuser led to the conviction of 18 members of a major grooming gang, but was it right?

10th August 2017 by Robert Armour

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Are baby boxes a waste of money?

The packs for newborns are set to be fully rolled out in Scotland later this month, but some suggest they are little more than a gimmick

4th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment Polls
Poll: should child benefit be topped up by £5 per week?

TFN poll: should child benefit be topped up by £5 per week?

29th June 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment Polls
Should carers be paid a minimum wage?

TFN poll: should carers be paid a minimum wage?

15th June 2017 by Graham Martin

2 Comments Polls
Poll: Should schools stay open during the summer holidays?

This summer has seen a series of stories highlighting the problems summer holidays cause modern parents? So, is it time schools stayed open all year round?

29th July 2016 by Susan Smith

6 Comments Polls
Increase Child Benefit or fund foodbanks?

Food poverty experts have called on the Scottish Government to increase Child Benefit by £5 a week rather than fund foodbanks - do you agree?

8th July 2016 by TFN Staff

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Poll: Should primary school pupils have to sit national exams?

Will national tests help close the attainment gap or lead to a nation of stressed out five-year-olds?

19th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment Polls
Poll: do you support Named Person?

Take part in TFN's Named Person poll

7th April 2016 by Graham Martin

81 Comments Polls
Should single mums have to pay to track down absent dads?

The government run Child Maintenance Service charges £20 and a 4% collection fee to single mums to track down absent dads - is this fair?

5th February 2016 by TFN Staff

4 Comments Polls