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Fighting back against violence
A new report from the Big Lottery Fund makes a good effort at illustrating what prevention and early intervention actually mean, when it comes to reducing youth violence.
We deserve better: bringing power to the people
On August 28 Northern Ireland will have gone 589 days without a government.
The Red Cross you might not know
As image concerns go, it's a bit different; the Red Cross is a world-famous organisation held in high esteem. However, most awareness concerns the work in the world's worst disaster zones. Their day to day is less spectacular but just as important.
Northern Ireland: a peace process in crisis
A coalition of peace builders in Northern Ireland is reaching out to the community and voluntary sector to help inject new life into a faltering process.
Justice is expensive
Local legal aid costs are very high. However, reforms in England and Wales highlight real problems of trying to reduce them effectively.
The crisis that will not go away: the scandal in the aid sector
There is much more to the sexual exploitation and abuse scandal in the aid sector than the shocking headlines in the media this week suggest.
Democracy is changing
Politics feels increasingly fractious, perhaps irrevocably broken. That is a blinkered view. The only thing that is certain is change, not ruin.
How to prepare for climate change
A glorious summer has been soured by recent apocalyptic headlines about multiple future deaths as summer temperatures rise.
Modern media and self esteem
More young people are calling Childline due to eating disorders. Media can affect self esteem - but while it is fair to ask for certain standards from providers, it is more important to prepare young people for life in the digital age.
The true cost of poor housing: illness and death
Good health is about much more than a good health service. There are many more factors that affect our well being than that.
A lifetime of Early Years
Siobhan Fitzpatrick CBE, CEO of Early Years - the organisation for young people, was awarded an honorary doctorate by QUB last week. Scope talks with her about four decades of pioneering child development.
Brexit, the border and English nationalism
It’s a few days before the Brexit crisis broke. A tall bespectacled Englishman wearing a double breasted suit is straddling the Irish border, speaking to Sky TV.
Children in NI face plenty of problems (part two)
The second half of our look at NICCY’s Statement on Children’s Rights in NI focuses on safeguarding – including protections from child sexual exploitation and bullying, and fair treatment for those subject to immigration control.
Just what the doctor ordered?
Big Lottery has just announced a £3 million grant to a social prescribing project covering Northern Ireland and Scotland, Scope asks if its money well spent.