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...

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...

Support from Edinburgh Airport soars to £65,000

More than £65,000 has been donated by Edinburgh Airport to Children 1st during its year as the airport’s corporate charity.

IKEA play Santa with toys for children in the Lothians

Bundles of toys were donated to Children 1st after IKEA Edinburgh's appeal to customers and staff.

Findings published from Children 1st's Independent Review of the Scottish Youth Football Association

An independent review of the Scottish Youth Football Association’s appointment and selection practice conducted by Children 1st’s Safeguarding in Sport service on behalf of the Scottish FA has been published.

Businesses donate social media to help protect children

Companies across Scotland joined forces on social media on Giving Tuesday to encourage people to donate to Children 1st’s Give the Gift appeal.