News archive for 2016

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.


Parents' views of equal protection: a health visitor's research

Health visitor Christopher Sweeney writes about his and public health lecturer William Spence’s research into parents’ views of equal protection.


Children 1st support young people's climate strike

Children across the globe are coming together to tell us that without action on climate change they fear they have no future.


New Parentline partnership with Rangers Charity Foundation launched

Rangers Charity Foundation to support Children 1st Parentline so every family can get help at the touch of a button


Time to secure the rights of Scotland's children

It is now nearly 30 years since the UNCRC was agreed by the UN. It is time that Scotland takes the next step in securing children's rights.


First day at school: tips from Parentline

Ann has five tips to make a big change a little easier over the next few weeks.


Children 1st Parentline awarded £370k grant from National Lottery Community Fund

Children 1st is one of the charities to be awarded grants from the National Lottery Community Fund’s new Digital Fund, which will transform Parentline.


A nanny recommends...summer around Scotland

Parentline volunteer and part-time nanny Rachael has a whistle-stop tour of activities around Scotland to keep the kids entertained.


Children 1st announced as official charity partner of UEFA’s Women’s Under 19 Championships

Children 1st has been announced as the official charity partner of UEFA’s Women’s Under 19 Championships which are being held in Scotland this month.


Campaigning, communication and a whole lot of tea!

Iona talks about what it's like volunteering with the policy and communications teams at Children 1st and how it's preparing her for the world of work.


Finance and legal leaders call for team pitches for Scotland’s ‘most exciting entrepreneurial challenge’

Senior leaders from Deloitte LLP and Morton Fraser LLP have combined forces to call on corporate teams to pitch their brightest business ideas to them, as part of the Dragons’ Glen corporate challenge.