Campaigners welcome Scottish Child Poverty Bill

Members of the End Child Poverty (ECP) coalition today welcomed the introduction of a new Bill aimed at eradicating the scandal of child poverty in Scotland. The Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill, which will now be considered by MSPs, establishes ambitious...


West Lothian youngster wants ScotRail to #VoteChildren1st

15 year old Ben Drummond has helped Children 1st by leading a pitch for Scotland’s National Children’s Charity to become ScotRail's next charity partner. Ben Drummond and Nadine Milloy, Youth Worker at COZ Ben, who is in third year at...


£700,000 funding boost for Scotland’s National Children’s Charity

Children 1st is delighted to have attended the 2017 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala where it was announced that £66.3 million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2016.


Kitbag shows Parliament the power of relationships

We were delighted to have a parliamentary reception hosted by Rona Mackay MSP, a passionate champion for children and young people, on Wednesday, 18 January. It was an opportunity to share examples of how we build trusting relationships alongside families...


Children 1st partners with GlobalGrandparents®

An innovative new communication platform to help grandparents and grandchildren, separated by distance and time zones, to stay in touch is partnering with Children 1st.


Generous donation of £1,500 to Children 1st

After consulting with staff My Claims Solved decided to make a generous donation to Children 1st, which supports children and their families in times of need.


Thank you to the Highland Field Sports Fair

A huge thank you to the Highland Field Sports Fair for their generous donation of £750 from their Charity Fund. We always enjoy the Fair and the Inverness Friends have a successful couple of days running a Tombola. This year...


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.