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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.

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

​Brian Duffy on the importance of the Children's Panel and why you should consider becoming a member

Susan Smith is impressed with Girlguiding Scotland's plan to unleash a new generation of well-informed, radical young women to change the world

Graeme Luke of Scouts Scotland discusses the importance of play


Lesley Scott says that even at the eleventh hour, named person legislation could still be stopped

​Lianne Noy explains how a 6-year-old boy's love of animals proves empowered young people can act as catalysts for change