Scottish FA announce charity partnership with Children 1st

The Scottish FA are pleased to announce a new partnership with Children 1st.


Families should be given more support to make decisions involving their children

New research for Children 1st shows how Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) can turn around the lives of families whose children are at risk of being taken into care.


Equal Protection Bill will help achieve ambition of making Scotland best place to grow up

Mary Glasgow, interim Chief Executive, Children 1st, Scotland’s national children’s charity, said: “We warmly welcome the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill which will amend the archaic law that gives children, the smallest, most vulnerable members of our society,...


Independent review of sexual abuse in football must be catalyst for change

Mary Glasgow, Interim Chief Executive Children 1st, responds to the interim findings of the independent review of sexual abuse in football.


Honour for child abuse survivor and campaigner

A survivor of child abuse who has made it his life’s mission to help other survivors, was recognised at the British Citizen Awards in London last week. Les Newington (61), from Newtown St Boswells, joined Survivors Unite in 2013, a...


Faithful+Gould staff wade through the mud to fundraising success!

A team from property company Faithful+Gould battled torrential rain and testing obstacles at the recent Tough Mudder challenge event at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfriesshire, raising over £500 for Scotland’s national children’s charity. Faithful+Gould’s Edinburgh Office Manager Katrina Mason, who headed...


Alison Todd to stand down

Children 1st Chief Executive, Alison Todd, to stand down, following a period of adoption leave


Children 1st welcomes the Vulnerable Witness Bill

Vulnerable Witness Bill crucial step towards fairer Justice system for all


Morgan Stanley staff join Hamish’s clan for Family Day

Morgan Stanley launched their annual volunteering month on International Day of Families (15 May) by generously supporting Scotland's children. Morgan Stanley staff join Hamish’s clan for Family Day To mark the occasion, we roped in some members of the firm’s...


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...