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Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

Graeme Luke of Scouts Scotland discusses the importance of play

Up to 60% more families than it was possible to accommodate registered with two Glasgow schools offering free lunches during the summer holidays

Childline, which has launched a new website, says calls regarding family problems peak during summer due to the strain of children being at home for longer

One in four from poorer backgrounds think they won’t get a good job


NSPCC counsellors have been trained to spot the warning signs so they can advise adults who are worried about a child being groomed by terrorists

Volunteers have responded to the plight of under-priveliged kids in Scotland’s communities by setting up summer holiday feeding programmes

Accountants Johnston Carmichael ‘delighted’ to support Kiltwalk as charity announces £500,000 has already been raised in 2016

​Charities working with children, young people and families have until 30 September to apply

Outspoken MP lends her support to campaign as hopes grow that Scotland could become the first country in Europe to approve teaching of LGBT+ issues