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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.

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


The spirit of volunteering, just like Christmas, is giving and receiving, says George Thomson, chief executive of Volunteer Scotland

Alastair Pringle explains how human rights laws have helped improve the lives of some of Scotland's most vulnerable young people

Sorcha Kennedy, of Scouts Scotland and Joe Monaghan, of The Boys’ Brigade explain the story behind youth group organisations conference #Strive15

Sophie Dawes explains why Scottish voluntary organisations may want to consider looking at Investors in Young People accreditation

Universal Children’s Day gives us a chance to reflect on our promises, says Jackie Brock

Jane Bruce believes that young people have the answers to youth unemployment, so she's getting a bunch together to hack out a solution

Martin Johnstone is pleased to see the government bowing to public pressure to rethink sanctions and calls for more of the same on tax credits