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Making a difference as a student volunteer

When you’re studying at university or college it can already feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Between lectures, tutorials, labs, reading, report writing, revising for exams, working part-time and the odd opportunity to socialise, it can feel...


Our justice system through children’s eyes – what’s the verdict?

Children 1st’s Acting Chief Executive, Mary Glasgow, welcomes the Scottish Government’s announcement of measures to protect child and vulnerable adult witnesses. But she asks – what would our system look like if it was truly designed around the needs of...


Resilience starts with relationships

In community hubs and church halls this summer, hundreds of conversations have started about how individuals, communities and society can transform the lives of both today’s and future generations of children, writes Mary Glasgow, Children 1st's acting Chief-Executive. The conversations...


activpayroll live up to their name and get “active” for Children 1st

activpayroll have been living up to their name with a range of fundraising activities for Children 1st.


activpayroll live up to their name and get “active” for Children 1st

activpayroll have been living up to their name with a range of fundraising activities for Children 1st.


Being a Dad

Children 1st Dads Worker Niko blogs about how we can support fathers to achieve the best outcomes for their children.


Children and families to benefit from Blackcircles donation to Children 1st

More of Scotland’s vulnerable children and their families will get support to prevent and protect them from trauma, thanks to a £141K donation by Blackcircles.com to Scotland’s National Children’s Charity, Children 1st.


Children and families to benefit from Blackcircles donation to Children 1st

More of Scotland’s vulnerable children and their families will get support to prevent and protect them from trauma, thanks to a £141K donation by Blackcircles.com to Scotland’s National Children’s Charity, Children 1st.


Children 1st supports the 'Give Me Five' campaign to help children out of poverty

Children 1st is working in partnership with a number of organisations, including Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland, The Poverty Alliance, Justice and Peace Scotland and the Church of Scotland, to support the ‘Give Me Five’ Campaign. The Give Me...


The Dome helps Children 1st raise a smile for Scotland’s vulnerable children

Visitors to The Dome showed their generosity last month by donating £3,580 to Children 1st. Throughout July, patrons of the iconic Edinburgh restaurant were asked to donate via a discretionary 50p on each bill. They responded with huge generosity, raising...


The Dome helps Children 1st raise a smile for Scotland’s vulnerable children

Visitors to The Dome showed their generosity last month by donating £3,580 to Children 1st. Throughout July, patrons of the iconic Edinburgh restaurant were asked to donate via a discretionary 50p on each bill. They responded with huge generosity, raising...


Equal protection: it's time for action

Children 1st's vice-chair, Sandy McDonald, is convinced that the law on physical punishment needs to reflect society's values today.