Bear with...the trauma teddy knitting pattern is here!

We’ve been delighted with the response to our trauma teddies appeal, with lots of keen knitters looking for the pattern. Picture credit: The Evening Telegraph This appeal is a partnership project between Children 1st and Police Scotland, where knitted teddies...


Scots businesses raise £400k to support children and families over six years of Dragons’ Glen challenge

Teams from 28 leading Scottish organisations have taken part in Dragons’ Glen since 2012, raising an amazing total of £403,811 for Children 1st, Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. The 2017/18 challenge raised an impressive £45,434. Dragons’ Glen is Scotland’s entrepreneurial challenge...


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...