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£700,000 funding boost for Scotland’s National Children’s Charity

Children 1st is delighted to have attended the 2017 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala where it was announced that £66.3 million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2016.


A true story: the power to transform lives

Alison Todd A recent event at the Scottish Parliament was an opportunity for Children 1st to demonstrate how practice and policy based on strong relationships can transform children’s lives. Alison Todd reflects on this theme and what this means for...


Kitbag shows Parliament the power of relationships

We were delighted to have a parliamentary reception hosted by Rona Mackay MSP, a passionate champion for children and young people, on Wednesday, 18 January. It was an opportunity to share examples of how we build trusting relationships alongside families...


Working it out - without the guilt

Are you a parent who’s returned to work after the Christmas break? How was it? Some parents dread the thought and feel guilty about spending less time with their children, while others can’t wait to get themselves and the whole...


Children 1st partners with GlobalGrandparents®

An innovative new communication platform to help grandparents and grandchildren, separated by distance and time zones, to stay in touch is partnering with Children 1st.


Children 1st partners with GlobalGrandparents®

An innovative new communication platform to help grandparents and grandchildren, separated by distance and time zones, to stay in touch is partnering with Children 1st.


Generous donation of £1,500 to Children 1st

After consulting with staff My Claims Solved decided to make a generous donation to Children 1st, which supports children and their families in times of need.


Generous donation of £1,500 to Children 1st

After consulting with staff My Claims Solved decided to make a generous donation to Children 1st, which supports children and their families in times of need.


Thank you to the Highland Field Sports Fair

A huge thank you to the Highland Field Sports Fair for their generous donation of £750 from their Charity Fund. We always enjoy the Fair and the Inverness Friends have a successful couple of days running a Tombola. This year...


Delivering justice for children

Assistant Director Anna O'Reilly and Policy Manager Harriet Hall write about the need for a new approach which provides care and justice for children who have been abused. As public awareness of child sexual abuse in football mounts, one thing...


Heating or eating? A desperate choice for families.

Poverty is an increasing and recurring issue for children and families that we support at Children 1st. We are seeing at first hand the impact of benefit sanctions and welfare reform on children and families in Scotland. Parents regularly talk...


Advice for clubs, parents and carers on child protection in sport

In light of recent media attention we are aware that clubs from across all sports may have increased anxiety about child protection. If your club is affiliated to a governing body, you can contact your Sports Governing Body's Child Protection...