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The lines we don't cross

As Children 1st campaigns to give children #EqualProtection from assault, ParentLine’s Ann Jarvis has some thoughts about alternative ways to approach children’s behaviour when things get fraught.


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No man is an island

On Father's Day, ParentLine call-taker Richard Andrews thinks 'strong' men shouldn't be scared to talk about their worries. Richard AndrewsWe men like to feel that we are strong, that we are independent and that we don’t need other people. We...


Soul food

Connie is one of our support workers, based in Edinburgh. As well as helping families to have the confidence to prepare healthier, nutritious meals on a budget, she explains how cooking can help open up deeper conversations about where families...


Young people celebrate fundraising milestone

A group of young people from West Lothian turned up to say a big thank you to housebuilder Walker Group for donating an incredible £100,000 to Children 1st over the last 20 years. The young people from Bathgate’s Chill Out...


Young people celebrate fundraising milestone

A group of young people from West Lothian turned up to say a big thank you to housebuilder Walker Group for donating an incredible £100,000 to Children 1st over the last 20 years. The young people from Bathgate’s Chill Out...


Talking to children about terrorism

In the aftermath of the terrorist attack at Manchester arena on Monday night, our thoughts remain with all of those who were affected, their families and their friends. We hope that they are receiving the specialist support they need in...


Children 1st supports John Finnie MSP's campaign to introduce equal protection for children from assault

Mary Glasgow, Director of Children and Family Services and Policy, Children 1st said: “We strongly support John Finnie’s proposal to give Scotland’s children the same legal protection from assault as everybody else in society. The current legal defence of ‘justifiable...


Providing a better life - against the odds

“It's hard, difficult, stressful. I've had many pulled out hair moments. But I really want to show Evie that you have to work and have good values and I want to provide for her.” We wanted to share the story...


Scots businesses raise £350,000 to support children and families over five years of Dragons’ Glen challenge

Teams from 26 leading Scottish organisations have taken part in Dragons’ Glen since 2012, raising an amazing total of £358,378 for Children 1st, Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. The 2016/17 challenge raised £75,478. Dragons’ Glen teams celebrating raising £358,378 in five...


Scots businesses raise £350,000 to support children and families over five years of Dragons’ Glen challenge

Teams from 26 leading Scottish organisations have taken part in Dragons’ Glen since 2012, raising an amazing total of £358,378 for Children 1st, Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. The 2016/17 challenge raised £75,478. Dragons’ Glen teams celebrating raising £358,378 in five...


Time to tot up the costs of late intervention

It’s time for local authorities and partners to consider the cost of late intervention when it comes to supporting children.