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What can you offer to a cause you believe in?

For Volunteers Week 2018, our Vice-Chair Sandy MacDonald gives an insight into what being a voluntary Board member entails and why he’d encourage others to consider doing it. For Children 1st, the responsibility of the Board of Management is clearly...


The space to find your own solutions

In this blog, ParentLine volunteer Lizzie explains that: "In a world where everything’s going at 90 miles an hour, ParentLine gives you the space, time and support to think about parenting." We’re somebody detached to talk things through with. We’re...


My Hopes for Children in the Year of Young People

In this guest blog, Minister for Childcare and Early Years Maree Todd writes about her hopes for children in the Year of Young People 2018. From touring Fife in a minibus on a children’s rights road trip with Members of...


Making a difference as a student volunteer

When you’re studying at university or college it can already feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Between lectures, tutorials, labs, reading, report writing, revising for exams, working part-time and the odd opportunity to socialise, it can feel...


Equal protection: it's time for action

Children 1st's vice-chair, Sandy McDonald, is convinced that the law on physical punishment needs to reflect society's values today.


Stronger charities through good leadership

For Trustees Week, our Vice-Chair Sandy MacDonald reflects on the qualities a charity trustee might need. I was asked last week if I'd be willing to write a blog for Trustees week. As with most occasions where I very quickly...


Spread the word to support victims of crime

Today is European Victims’ Day, and the start of a week-long campaign launched by Victim Support Scotland. In this guest blog, VSS explain why they're calling on the people of Scotland to raise awareness of the vital lifeline they offer...