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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...


​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.


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.


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.


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.


‘Smacking ban’ or Equal Protection? Sorting the myths from the facts

There has been no shortage of commentary about the Scottish Government’s announcement that it will ensure John Finnie’s proposed Member’s Bill to give children equal protection from assault becomes law. While much of the media coverage has been supportive, some...


New therapeutic facility unveiled in Inverness

Children 1st has opened a new therapeutic space for children and families in Inverness. This will greatly help the charity to further existing work supporting children living in kinship families, as well as children affected by traumatic childhood experiences. On...


New therapeutic facility unveiled in Inverness

Children 1st has opened a new therapeutic space for children and families in Inverness. This will greatly help the charity to further existing work supporting children living in kinship families, as well as children affected by traumatic childhood experiences. On...