Families & Young People

Premium Road to becoming… specialist education teacher

Dominic Everett, depute head teacher at the Royal Blind School, on the highs and lows of specialist education.

19th March 2019 by TFN Guest

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Charities urged to sign charter tackling sexual abuse of boys

A new charter seeks to improve support for children who experience sexual violence.

24th June 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Poverty groups lead call for income supplement

Poverty campaigners have said it is vital that support is made immediately to help Scotland's poorest families

24th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Nearly half of Scots run out of money before payday

New advice from Citizens Advice Scotland has shown 47% of Scots often struggle to make ends meet

23rd June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Social enterprise aims to make eSports accessible

Enable Gaming CIC aims to make the world of online gaming open to all

21st June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Pupils embrace social enterprise

Schools from across Scotland have been rewarded for creating innovative ideas which aim to deliver social good

21st June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Councils “hiding” welfare fund - as they fear being swamped by desperate Scots

Councils are not advertising a fund to help the most vulnerable Scots – because they fear being swamped by applicants

20th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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Social entrepreneurs set to flourish

The Young People Entrepreneurship Engagement Programme (YPEEP) aims to equip young people with the skills to build successful social enterprises

20th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Families across Edinburgh benefit from surplus food

Almost a million meals have been made from food that was set for the bin thanks to a charity initiative

20th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Youngsters creating change through philanthropy

The annual YPI Scotland took place in Perth this week, with pupils from across Scotland in attendance

20th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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App can give stroke survivors their voice back

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has helped to develop new technology that can dramatically improve the lives of those living with aphasia

20th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Public transport should be more affordable

The cost of transport is putting significant pressures on those on lower incomes, and poor services can leave people isolated

20th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Fight against knife crime continues

Knife crime has dropped dramatically since No Knives Better Lives was introduced 10 years ago

19th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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GDPR putting women and children at risk, say charities

Police are unwilling to share information about perpetrators of domestic abuse, due to fears over data protection

19th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity calls for secrecy over sectarianism in football to end

Nil by Mouth has called for a report which details the extent of incidents which have taken place at football matches to be made public

17th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity emails leaked online

Mermaids has said some service users could be identified by the emails in question, but denied intimate details were leaked

17th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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In pictures: The Scottish Charity Awards 2019

More than 500 people packed the Edinburgh International Conference Centre to see the top charities in Scotland recognised

17th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish Charity Awards 2019 winners revealed

Drake Music Scotland is named Charity of the Year, with a record amount of votes polled for the People's Choice Award

15th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 14 June 2019

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

14th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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