This website uses cookies for anonymised analytics and for account authentication. See our privacy and cookies policies for more information.

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.

Rhona Cunningham explains why she is campaigning for a better child maintenance system as too many absent parents are able to shirk responsibility

​Dona Milne on how insights gained from the research study Growing Up in Scotland can help shed light on the impact of youth work

Louise Macdonald, chief executive of Young Scot discusses the role of youth volunteering following her recent visit to the States with the #iWill campaign

Victoria Beesley worked with young people from Glasgow South West Carers Centre to create Invisible Army, a play based on their lives

Chiara Marin explores the problem of young people and gambling, and how the Youth Problem Gambling Initiative run by FastForward is helping


Robina Qureshi says Dungavel Detention Centre was basically a jail and its proposed replacement could be worse

Graeme Brown says with 5,000 children waking up each day without a permanent home, much more needs to be done to tackle homelessness in Scotland

Professor Shirley R Steinberg PhD, a Canadian academic, says Scotland is a great model for youth work in practice and the empowerment of young people.

​Diane Marr on the SCCR's new survey, the results of which will help determine the best ways it can work with young people struggling with family relationships