Children’s charities welcome breadth of support for move to end physical punishment

Children 1st, NSPCC Scotland, Barnardo’s Scotland have welcomed the support from across Scottish society for the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill reflected in the written submissions to Holyrood’s Equality and Human Rights Committee Stage 1 consultation on the legislation published by the Scottish Parliament today (20/2/19).


Vulnerable Witnesses Bill a crucial step to ensuring children do not suffer further trauma

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive of Children 1st, comments on the publication of the Justice Committee's Stage 1 report on the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill.


Partnership between Children 1st and Glasgow Airport takes off!

Children 1st has been chosen as Glasgow Airport Chaplain’s Charity for 2019.


Companies help ‘Give A Smile Back’ on #GivingTuesday

Companies across Scotland came together on social media to show their support for Children 1st’s Give A Smile Back campaign on Giving Tuesday (27 November).


Thank you for your Trauma Teddies

We have been truly overwhelmed by your response to our Trauma Teddy appeal. Thanks to your generosity we have now been able to supply all the participating police stations. This means we don’t currently require any more teddies, so please...


Children 1st announces new Chief Executive

Children 1st announces new Chief Executive


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...