Talking to children about terrorism

In the aftermath of the terrorist attack at Manchester arena on Monday night, our thoughts remain with all of those who were affected, their families and their friends. We hope that they are receiving the specialist support they need in...


Children 1st supports John Finnie MSP's campaign to introduce equal protection for children from assault

Mary Glasgow, Director of Children and Family Services and Policy, Children 1st said: “We strongly support John Finnie’s proposal to give Scotland’s children the same legal protection from assault as everybody else in society. The current legal defence of ‘justifiable...


Scots businesses raise £350,000 to support children and families over five years of Dragons’ Glen challenge

Teams from 26 leading Scottish organisations have taken part in Dragons’ Glen since 2012, raising an amazing total of £358,378 for Children 1st, Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. The 2016/17 challenge raised £75,478. Dragons’ Glen teams celebrating raising £358,378 in five...


Charity hero honoured at Lord Provost Awards

John McGurk, who ran between Germany and Scotland to raise money for Children 1st, was proud to be honoured at Glasgow’s Lord Provost Awards on Friday evening.


New Mental Health Strategy falls short of the mark say children's charities

Scotland’s largest children’s charities have expressed their disappointment that the Scottish Government’s 10 year strategy for mental health in Scotland lacks detail on how the transformational change needed to address children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing will be...


Free will service for all supporters

Children 1st is pleased to announce a FREE will service for all supporters today. We've partnered with McClure Solicitors so you can have your will written or reviewed for FREE, as well as offering a half price power of attorney...


Comment on named person legislation

Children 1st has responded to the Scottish Government's announcement that named person legislation will go ahead with concerns over information-sharing to be addressed. Alison Todd, Chief Executive, said: "Families are nearly always best-placed to keep their children safe and well....


Children 1st responds to Child Protection Improvement Plan

Children 1st has responded to today's announcement from the Scottish Government on the measures it proposes to take under its Child Protection Improvement Plan. Alison Todd Chief Executive, Children 1st, Scotland’s National Children’s Charity said: "To enable Scotland’s children to...


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...