News archive for May 2017

Marathon support for children in Scotland at EMF 2019

Almost 80 runners took part in the 2019 Edinburgh Marathon Festival to support Children 1st, raising over £11,000 to protect children from harm in the process. From across the Edinburgh office of Deloitte, 70 people took on distances ranging from...


Time for children and young people’s views on physical punishment to be heard say Children 1st and the Scottish Youth Parliament

As Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee reach the end of their Stage 1 scrutiny of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill, Children 1st and the Scottish Youth Parliament have issued a joint call for children and young people’s...


Comment on Scottish Parliament Stage One report of Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive, Children 1st, said: “MSPs on Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee heard overwhelming evidence from police, health professionals, social workers and teachers that physical punishment of children doesn’t work and can do harm. “Future generations will...


Scots businesses raise over £471k to support children and families over seven years of Dragons’ Glen challenge

Teams from 29 leading Scottish organisations have taken part in Dragons’ Glen since 2012, raising an amazing total of £475,744 for Children 1st, Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. The 2018/19 challenge raised an impressive £71,933. Dragons’ Glen is Scotland’s entrepreneurial challenge...


My Kiltwalk for Children 1st

Children 1st supporter, Tracy, tell us about how she took on the Kiltwalk to challenge herself and raise vital funds to help support children in Scotland.


Children 1st services in Aberdeen

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive, Children 1st discusses our local services in Aberdeen.


Players of PPL: The difference you make

On the day of the PPL Charity Gala, we wanted to share with you the difference the players of People's Postcode Lottery make to children's lives, with some words of thanks from our Chief Executive, Mary Glasgow. Thanks to the...


Boris Johnson’s comments are "an appalling insult" to survivors of child abuse

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive of Children 1st, responds to Boris Johnson’s comments on LBC this morning about spending on historic child abuse.


Why are teddies comforting?

The science behind Comfort Teddies


Children’s charities welcome breadth of support for move to end physical punishment

Children 1st, NSPCC Scotland, Barnardo’s Scotland have welcomed the support from across Scottish society for the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill reflected in the written submissions to Holyrood’s Equality and Human Rights Committee Stage 1 consultation on the legislation published by the Scottish Parliament today (20/2/19).


Vulnerable Witnesses Bill a crucial step to ensuring children do not suffer further trauma

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive of Children 1st, comments on the publication of the Justice Committee's Stage 1 report on the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill.


Partnership between Children 1st and Glasgow Airport takes off!

Children 1st has been chosen as Glasgow Airport Chaplain’s Charity for 2019.