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The voice of Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

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.

DWP call centre advisers get training on how to counsel suicidal claimants amid increasing benefit cuts

Members of the public are being asked to take part in a forum looking at replacements to the Council Tax

Scotland’s workers are caught in cruel trap of low wages and poor working conditions, a new report claims

Civil society must do more to speak up for the disadvantaged, according to new Scottish labour leader Kezia Dugdale

​Civil servants used fake studies saying benefit sanctions helped claimants in their search for work

Charity's concern over increasingly harsh sentencing meted out to vulnerable

​Brother of murdered David Haines says a ransom payment for his release would never have been considered

Woman forced to steal after being sanctioned gets £15,000 in donations after public rally to her cause

​Over zealous DWP indiscriminately sanctioning claimants

​OSCR investigation clears charity after complaint but makes recommendations "to help it go forward"