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Children 1st sends joint briefing to MSPs in advance of the debate on the Children (Scotland) Bill

Children 1st has sent a joint briefing to MSPs in advance of the Stage 1 debate on the Children (Scotland) Bill tomorrow.


Team of Ayrshire nurses take on running challenge for Children 1st

This Friday a team of four nurses working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic at University Hospital Crosshouse are running 10k to raise money for Scotland's children.


Coming together through the coronavirus crisis

Children 1st Head of Public Fundraising, Susan Bradley, writes about fundraising and supporting vulnerable families during the coronavirus crisis.


Children 1st welcomes Fiona Duncan's appointment to Chair of the Promise Oversight Board

The Scottish Government have announced that Fiona Duncan, Chair of The Care Review, has been appointed Chair of the Promise Oversight Board.


Supporting your team to cope through coronavirus

The current situation is difficult for everyone, and so we have put together some ideas and suggestions for our corporate partners to share with your teams.


Children 1st welcomes announcement of access to Solihull online for parents and carers

All parents and carers can now access Solihull online to support them to develop stronger relationships with their children during the coronavirus crisis.


Delivering love in the time of coronavirus

Maggie from Children 1st’s Family Wellbeing service is delivering love and emotional support, as well as practical help, to children and families during lockdown.


Working together to plan for the future

Children 1st Director of Strategic Planning & Campaigns, Mark Ballard, writes about how we have worked together to share the stories of children and families, and how vital this will be to repair and recover.


Campaigners call for emergency cash boost to prevent child poverty crisis

Over 100 campaigners have written an open letter to the First Minister calling for a direct financial boost for all families living on low incomes to support them through the coronavirus crisis.


Helping families keep their children safe through virtual Family Group Decision Making

Helping families to keep their children safe through virtual Family Group Decision making


Sustaining support through change

Children 1st Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Ian Harrington, reflects on the change and flexibility that has been crucial to supporting children, families and staff through lockdown.


Families involved in Children’s Hearings to get support through Parentline

Children 1st is working alongside the Scottish Children’s Reporters Administration (SCRA) to make sure families feel supported and their rights are upheld, as Children’s Hearings go virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic.