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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.

Joe Connolly defends the value of youth mentoring against suggestions it has little impact on academic achievement

​Lesley Scott of Tymes Trust argues ME can't be fixed through psychological interventions and the authorities need to take a different tact


Emily Beever discusses how a new initiative, entitled FMQT Next Generation, aims to help young people participate in high level politics

Kenny Murray on the real stories of care experienced people

Neil Ratley hits the trails on the CashBack Change Cycle programme and reveals how it helps life and cycling skills

To mark Foster Care Fortnight, Kay Gibson says great carers come from all walks of life and backgrounds

John Dickie, director of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, analyses the latest poverty statistics

Leigh McLean was one of four inspirational mums who battled five days of gruelling physical challenges for Sport Relief

Girlguiding Advocate and Girlguiding Scotland member Bethan looks at how Citizen Girl is creating a more equal future for women and girls