Advice for clubs, parents and carers on child protection in sport

In light of recent media attention we are aware that clubs from across all sports may have increased anxiety about child protection. If your club is affiliated to a governing body, you can contact your Sports Governing Body's Child Protection...


Katie Morag and the First Minister's Christmas card

This Saturday, the First Minister auctions original artwork for her Christmas card to support Children 1st Children 1st is one of four charities to benefit from the sale of Mairi Hedderwick’s watercolour of well-known fictional character, Katie Morag, for the...


Comment as Police Scotland confirm Scottish reports of historical child abuse in sport

As Police Scotland confirm Scottish reports of historical child abuse in sport, Alison Todd, Chief Executive of Children 1st, said: “Abuse pervades all parts of society. The fact that reports of child abuse in sport are now surfacing in Scotland...


#GivingTuesday funding boost from People’s Postcode Lottery

Children 1st has been awarded £700,000 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. As Scotland’s National Children’s charity, Children 1st supports children, young people and their families to overcome the impact of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood across...


Sports clubs urged to put child welfare top of the agenda

Children 1st has called on sports coaches, volunteers and officials to ensure the next generation enjoy sport free from abuse.


Latest newsletter for supporters

Our latest newsletter for supporters is out!

View the e-magazine version below, or download a PDF version from our Publications section.


A relationship built on trust

This Trustee’s Week, we want to thank our Board of Management for their amazing commitment to Children 1st. A clue about the role of a trustee can be found in the name: trust. As a national organisation supporting thousands of...


Award for Children 1st and Skyscanner

Children 1st and Skyscanner beat some strong competition to win the Best Charity & Corporate Partnership award at the Charity Champions Awards on Thursday 6 October. The award recognised the achievements of the partnership which saw a wide range of...


Campaigners welcome announcements on child poverty

Members of the End Child Poverty campaign have welcomed the First Minister’s announcement that the Scottish Government will bring forward legislation for a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland.


John McGurk's 560 mile run

Glaswegian John McGurk and his team raised an incredible £46,600 for Children 1st after completing a 560-mile run between the Germany and Glasgow in just five days.


A Tribute to Allan Doig, Children 1st Board Member

A Tribute to Allan Doig, Children 1st Board Member and a very long standing member of the Touch of Tartan Ball


Alison Todd comments on Liam Fee verdict

Children 1st comments on Liam Fee verdict.