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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.

​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"

​The leader of the Church of Scotland has urged the UK to stop dehumanising people fleeing persecution and take in its share of refugees

A national third sector organisation is leading calls for the redesign of community planning in Scotland

The international organisation’s board has been authorised to develop and adopt the policy, despite criticism

​Families on the brink as they struggle to cope with rising living costs