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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.


Share your experience with The Child Poverty Action Group

The Child Poverty Action Group have created a survey to help government, councils and schools understand how best to support children and families during the Coronavirus crisis.


Children 1st evidence to Scottish Parliament committee calls for systems to be redesigned with children, families, and communities at the centre

Children 1st has published our evidence to the Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee inquiry into the impact of coronavirus on vulnerable children.


Service giving families support to address money worries goes national, thanks to £9K from National Lottery

The funds will increase support Children 1st offers families nationally with money worries, through a specialist Money Advice service.


Fundraising for families in lockdown

Children 1st Director of Fundraising, Gary Kernahan, considers the creativity and courage it has taken to find new ways to fundraise in lockdown.


Banchory Bangle raffle supports Scotland's children for 43rd year

For the first time Deeside’s Banchory Bangle fundraiser goes online to keep children safe and families strong through the coronavirus pandemic.


Supporting families to cope through coronavirus

A month since the start of lockdown Children 1st Director of Children and Family Services, Linda Jardine, reflects on the changes we have made.


Finding hope for the future

As the country faces continued restrictions on our daily lives, Children 1st Chief Executive Mary Glasgow reflects on finding and feeling hope through challenging times.