Families increasingly turning to ParentLine Scotland to keep their children safe and well

ParentLine Scotland reveals a 12% increase in contacts, as Minister meets volunteers to learn more about how the service helps families to support children. Contacts to ParentLine Scotland from parents, relatives and carers urgently seeking support to keep their children...


​1 in 3 children still grow up in poverty in parts of Scotland

The End Child Poverty coalition, which Children 1st is part of, has published a new child poverty map covering Scotland and the rest of the UK. The new figures reveal that poverty affects children in every part of Scotland, with...


Support from Edinburgh Airport soars to £65,000

More than £65,000 has been donated by Edinburgh Airport to Children 1st during its year as the airport’s corporate charity.


IKEA play Santa with toys for children in the Lothians

Bundles of toys were donated to Children 1st after IKEA Edinburgh's appeal to customers and staff.


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...