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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.

Mary Glasgow examines why adverse childhood experiences and trauma are being widely talked about

Martin Crewe says that organisations need to focus more on what has happened to children, rather than what they have done

Sarah Robinson Galloway explains Action on Prejudice's new campaign

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