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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.

It's our duty to help refugee children


After one month in my new role I've realised that working for a charity isn't an easy job

Susan Smith argues against knee-jerk reactions to the demise of Kids Company and says Scottish charities must be allowed to get on with their jobs

Rhona Cunningham wonders why so many parents are allowed to walk away from their kids without a backward glance

Neil Mathers explains what child refugees who are separated from their parents and going through and why the UK should no more to help them


Susan Smith questions whether Scotland's youth work sector is really worth half a billion pounds

Jackie Brock explains why the children's sector should be ready and welcoming the introduction of the named person law later on this year

Many myths surround foster caring. But all you really need to be is caring says long-term foster parent Jess Neil