News archive for 2017

Children 1st respond to the publication of the Scottish Parliament’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee inquiry into the health and wellbeing of children and young people

Responding to the publication of the Scottish Parliament’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee inquiry into the health and wellbeing of children and young people, Children 1st Chief Executive Mary Glasgow said: “Today’s report must be a watershed moment for...


Council election candidates must put children first

Children do well when families do well. But across Scotland, Children 1st are hearing from more families who would never have believed they’d have to reach out to a charity for help. Most families are now facing difficult decisions about...


Charity fundraiser smashes £100,000 target for children and families in Scotland

John McGurk and fellow-fundraisers from his charitable foundation, sportler 4 a childrens world, have completed a monumental 700-mile journey from Germany to Scotland raising valuable funds for children and their families across Scotland.


Fusion from Children 1st wins Young Scot Award

Huge congratulations to Jordan and Amaranta, aka Fusion, who on Weds 27 April won the Arts category of the Young Scot Awards for their recording of Sophie's Song.


Prospective councillors called on to put children first

Children 1st is today calling on council candidates across the country to pledge to put children at the heart of their campaign commitments ahead of the upcoming May elections. The charity has written to every council candidate in Scotland, to...


Register now for Children 1st’s Family Group Decision Making training

This May, Children 1st, in partnership with Robert Gordon University and Edinburgh City Council, is offering in-person comprehensive SCQF level 9 certified training in Family Group Decision Making (FGDM). The training is aimed at social workers, health, social care, and/or...


Children 1st welcomes Bairns’ Hoose vision and appointment of Delivery Group Chair

“Far-reaching” Scottish Government vision for Bairns’ Hoose and appointment of Governance Group Chair, welcomed by Children 1st, the charity piloting the country’s first Bairns’ Hoose in East Renfrewshire. Children 1st, the children’s charity pioneering the development of Scotland’s first Bairns’...


Supporting your child to understand what’s happening in Ukraine

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine is worrying and can be stressful for everybody in your family, whether you have connections with Ukraine, Russia, other parts of former Eastern Europe, or your child is picking up what’s happening in the news. Children 1st Parentline are here to lend support and advice about how to support your children to understand what is happening and to manage their worries and anxiety.


Sharing Stories for Change

Sharing Stories for Change: hearing the voices, respecting the rights and supporting the recovery of child victims and witnesses


Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport Tool Launch

New Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport tool will support sports club to keep children safe in sport. A new online self-assessment and action planning tool from Children 1st and sportscotland will help sports clubs, organisations and governing bodies to...


Now is the time to be bold in our ambition for Scotland’s children

DCC Malcolm Graham of Police Scotland writes about why he believes Bairns Hoose is the best way to achieve shared ambitions for Scotland's children.