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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.

Children in Scotland chief executive​ Jackie Brock writes for TFN following the publication of her report into protecting children from abuse

Shelagh Young explains why Scotland's third sector should start taking family friends working more seriously

Dr Jan Eichhorn on how young people engaged with politics beyond what we expected during the referendum

James Gardner, aged 20, tells his story of discovering who he really is

MSYP Louise Cameron says the chance to build on the level of participation of young people in the referendum is too good an opportunity to miss

Lucy Morton is manager of the NSPCC’s service centre in Glasgow

Terri Smith MSYP, vice chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament, says the referendum is hugely significant for young people

Jim Sweeney warns that missing out on the opportunity to change society after 18 September will hamper our children's future

Susan Dobson from NSPCC Scotland says the unthinkable is the reality for many children

​This is a crucial time to be engaging young people in democracy. Louise Cameron MSYP explains why Ready, Steady, Vote Week is so important