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Children 1st lets every family in Scotland know "Parentline is here for you"

Children 1st’s Parentline service is offering every family in Scotland online or phone support to cope through the coronavirus crisis, in a new radio and online campaign launching today.


CPCScotland urges public to keep eyes and ears open for children at risk

With the closure of schools and nurseries during the COVID-19 crisis, Child Protection Committees Scotland is urging everyone to keep their eyes and ears open for children who may be at risk during this time.


Children 1st Parentline to continue to be there for Scotland’s families

As the Scottish Government announces school closures from this Friday (20th March) Children 1st Parentline service will continue to be offered by phone, online and email service.


Time to realise children’s right to justice and care

Assistant Director Anna O'Reilly reflects on how far we've come towards securing a Scottish Bairnshoose, and how much we still have to do in order to give children the rights they deserve.


First Minister joins us to celebrate nine inspiring women ahead of International Women’s Day

Nine inspiring women who have faced incredible challenges with the support of each other and Children 1st have been recognised by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at a special event to mark International Women’s Day.


Children 1st comment on Derek Mackay’s resignation

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive, Children 1st, Scotland’s national children’s charity said: "By resigning, Derek Mackay has acknowledged that his behaviour was inappropriate. "Children 1st has always been clear that children and young people are vulnerable in situations where there is...


Children 1st will #KeepThePromise says Mary Glasgow

After listening to the views of thousands of children and young people, The Care Review have published five reports today to identify and deliver lasting change in Scotland's care system. Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive, Children 1st, Scotland’s national children’s charity...


Law will spare child witnesses further trauma

Children 1st has welcomed new legislation which means child witnesses to serious crimes will no longer have to give their evidence in court.


Children 1st response to the Children (Scotland) Bill

Children 1st have responded to the Justice Committee’s Call for Views on the Children (Scotland) Bill, which sets out proposed changes to the civil justice system.


Gary Kernahan and Mark Ballard join our Executive Team

Children 1st are delighted to welcome two new permanent members to the charity’s Executive Team: Gary Kernahan and Mark Ballard.


Taking stock, looking forward: next steps for children’s policy in Scotland

As part of a two part blog series looking forward to children and family policy and practice in Scotland, CEO Mary Glasgow argues that we must be more mindful of family life when developing policy.


Finding the courage to say "I'm care experienced"

Prompted by Care Experienced Week, guest blogger Laura Beveridge, co-chair of the Stop:Go group within the Independent Care Review, reflects on her journey so far.