Findings published from Children 1st's Independent Review of the Scottish Youth Football Association

An independent review of the Scottish Youth Football Association’s appointment and selection practice conducted by Children 1st’s Safeguarding in Sport service on behalf of the Scottish FA has been published.


Businesses donate social media to help protect children

Companies across Scotland joined forces on social media on Giving Tuesday to encourage people to donate to Children 1st’s Give the Gift appeal.


New therapeutic facility unveiled in Inverness

Children 1st has opened a new therapeutic space for children and families in Inverness. This will greatly help the charity to further existing work supporting children living in kinship families, as well as children affected by traumatic childhood experiences. On...


Mary Glasgow appointed as Acting Chief Executive

Ken Cunningham, Chair of Children 1st, Scotland’s National Children’s Charity said: “We are delighted to announce that as Children 1st's Chief Executive Alison Todd begins a period of adoption leave, Mary Glasgow our Director of Children and Families Services and...


activpayroll live up to their name and get “active” for Children 1st

activpayroll have been living up to their name with a range of fundraising activities for Children 1st.


Children and families to benefit from Blackcircles donation to Children 1st

More of Scotland’s vulnerable children and their families will get support to prevent and protect them from trauma, thanks to a £141K donation by Blackcircles.com to Scotland’s National Children’s Charity, Children 1st.


Children 1st supports the 'Give Me Five' campaign to help children out of poverty

Children 1st is working in partnership with a number of organisations, including Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland, The Poverty Alliance, Justice and Peace Scotland and the Church of Scotland, to support the ‘Give Me Five’ Campaign. The Give Me...


The Dome helps Children 1st raise a smile for Scotland’s vulnerable children

Visitors to The Dome showed their generosity last month by donating £3,580 to Children 1st. Throughout July, patrons of the iconic Edinburgh restaurant were asked to donate via a discretionary 50p on each bill. They responded with huge generosity, raising...


Supporters' News is here for summer!

Our latest newsletter for supporters is out!

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


Young people celebrate fundraising milestone

A group of young people from West Lothian turned up to say a big thank you to housebuilder Walker Group for donating an incredible £100,000 to Children 1st over the last 20 years. The young people from Bathgate’s Chill Out...


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...