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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


What can you offer to a cause you believe in?

For Volunteers Week 2018, our Vice-Chair Sandy MacDonald gives an insight into what being a voluntary Board member entails and why he’d encourage others to consider doing it. For Children 1st, the responsibility of the Board of Management is clearly...


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...


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...


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...


Left to their own Devices?

“They gave her the Device when she was only two years old. It had a sophisticated graphical interface, sending signals along her optic nerve that swiftly transported her brain to an alternative universe – a captivating other world. By the...


The space to find your own solutions

In this blog, ParentLine volunteer Lizzie explains that: "In a world where everything’s going at 90 miles an hour, ParentLine gives you the space, time and support to think about parenting." We’re somebody detached to talk things through with. We’re...


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...


The difference between living and surviving

Anna O'Reilly, Assistant Director, writes about the impact of sexual abuse on adult survivors who didn't receive the right help as children. In Children 1st we have the privilege to get to know and support many adults who experienced sexual...


My Hopes for Children in the Year of Young People

In this guest blog, Minister for Childcare and Early Years Maree Todd writes about her hopes for children in the Year of Young People 2018. From touring Fife in a minibus on a children’s rights road trip with Members of...