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Scotland’s schools let down vulnerable pupils

A coalition of charities has said austerity measures in council-run schools are set to create far bigger financial problems in the future

25th April 2017 by Susan Smith

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Royal brothers “brought closer” as a result of childhood trauma

A video in which Princes William and Harry speak openly about their mother's death as been described as a "defining moment" for mental health

21st April 2017 by Susan Smith

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Homeless bot is a first for Scottish charity

The Ask Alex bot aims to educate the public about the reasons for youth homelessness via Facebook Messenger

20th April 2017 by Susan Smith

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Women being hit hardest by Tory welfare cuts

​Statistics show inequality is rife when it comes to benefit cuts

18th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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More children complain they feel isolated by today’s society

Leading charity says children are retreating more into themselves because of social pressures

13th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Chief encounters: Theatre should be for everyone

Rhona Matheson of Starcatchers explains her charity's latest project involves asking those who can afford theatre tickets to buy one for those who can't

11th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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Poor kids to benefit from a good play

A Scottish charity has launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for theatre tickets for children from poorer backgrounds

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Record number of Scout volunteers is still not enough

Scouts Scotland has reported signing up a record number of adult volunteers but it urgently needs more as its popularity with kids soars

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Soaring cost of housing throws Scots children into poverty

Soaring housing costs pushed a further 70,000 Scottish children into poverty

10th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

Scott Kyle is backing his friends - extras from the hit show - to complete the 23-mile fundraiser

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Bank closures risks isolating society’s most vulnerable

​Leading charity urges banks to rethink closure policy

7th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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New mental health strategy not good enough say charities

Children’s and mental health charities have unanimously rounded on the Scottish Government’s new 10-year mental health strategy

31st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanist Society drops court action against Scottish Government

​The Scottish Government has issued new guidance to head teachers telling them to consider pupils' views when it comes to taking part in religious ceremonies

30th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Children and families will be victims of Brexit

Campaigners have spoken out about their dismay over the triggering of article 50 that will lead to the UK leaving the EU

30th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

The pop trio are urging those taking part to never forget what they are walking for

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Sexist Daily Mail puts young women off politics

Angry young members of Girlguiding Scotland have hit out at the Daily Mail for its "Legs-it" front page featuring Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon

28th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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17,000 children denied specialist help for mental health problems

The Scottish Government has promised to investigate why so many children have been denied help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s child refugee guardianship service sees demand go up

Scottish minister hails a charity-run service for unaccompanied child refugees as it sees demand double

27th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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