Families & Young People

Leave no one behind: the right to adequate social security

Rhiannon Sims discusses why the Scottish Campaign for the Right to Social Security (SCORSS) has re-launched with rights placed at its heart

9th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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Realistic images of knife crime

Two charities have teamed up to help increase support around knife crime for young people in Scotland

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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“Game-changer” policies needed to meet child poverty targets

New figures show 240,000 children are locked in poverty in Scotland.

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Challenge Poverty Week gets underway

Hundreds of event will take place throughout the week as the campaign to end poverty in Scotland steps up

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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News in brief: 4 October 2019

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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UK Government in refugee funding u-turn

A charity has hit out after being informed that funding to help refugees settle in the UK will cease in the event of a no-deal Brexit

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Hub aims to become centre of social enterprise in Scotland

Four organisations have teamed up to create a new initiative which aims to act as a one-stop-shop for social enterprises

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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No-deal Brexit could plunge 130,000 Scots into poverty

The Scottish Government has called for urgent action to help those likely to be hit by a no-deal Brexit

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Name change for well-known charity

Contact the Elderly, which is known for hosting tea community tea parties for older people, will be known by a new name

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland to pass historic ban on smacking

Vote today will make physical punishment of children illegal

3rd October 2019 by Robert Armour

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Forth Bridge ascent raises £137,000 for charity

More than 1,800 people took part in the fundraiser.

2nd October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Failings in the system fuel food poverty

A Menu for Change has produced a report which contains heart-breaking stories of poverty

2nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Guides step up fight against plastic pollution

Girlguiding members urge people to make a #PlasticPromise to curb single-use plastics.

1st October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Older Scots to make voices heard

The Scottish Older People’s Assembly will take place this weekend

30th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity receives boost in hunger fight

Mary’s Meals will reach 12,796 more chronically hungry children with a life-changing meal every day after a donation from People's Postcode Lottery

30th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish charity marks 80 years

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has released a video to kick off its celebrations

30th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Youngsters call for tougher action on climate change

A protest was held at the Scottish Parliament with young Scots saying politicians must go further if they are to take meaningful climate action

27th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Time to end the physical punishment of children

Mary Glasgow says MSPs have the chance to take a momentous step by approving new legislation aimed at giving equal protection to children

27th September 2019 by TFN Guest

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Action not words needed on climate change

Environmental campaigners have said the Scottish Government needs to back-up climate change targets with wide-ranging action

26th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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