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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.

Appearance before MPs is damaging to whole third sector

Martin Crewe, director of Barnardo's Scotland, says the office of the children’s commissioner needs to be adequately funded to be effective

Calum Munro argues prudence shouldn't be dismissed as a Victorian concept in charity governance – trustees must ensure their charity is viable


SallyAnn Kelly, Aberlour chief executive; Martin Crewe, Barnardo’s Scotland director; and Alison Todd, Children1st chief executive want answers


Jackie Brock believes professionals and lay members of the public together can ensure children are at the heart of our Children's Panel system

Glasgow Girl Roza Salih on her political activism

Is the sector in danger of taking volunteers and the work they do for granted, asks Oonagh Aitken of Volunteering Matters

Louise Macdonald explains how Young Scot built its new website based on the ways young people behave online