News archive for May 2017

Partnership between Children 1st and Glasgow Airport takes off!

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


A Day in the Life of a Family Support Worker

Jacqui Cairns, a Family Support Worker in Glasgow, talks about how family support transforms children and families’ lives.


Companies help ‘Give A Smile Back’ on #GivingTuesday

Companies across Scotland came together on social media to show their support for Children 1st’s Give A Smile Back campaign on Giving Tuesday (27 November).


Companies help ‘Give A Smile Back’ on #GivingTuesday

Companies across Scotland came together on social media to show their support for Children 1st’s Give A Smile Back campaign on Giving Tuesday (27 November).


How do ACEs and poverty connect and how do we intertwine approaches to address them?

Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP, adds his voice to our ACEs and poverty blog series, discussing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), what they mean to the Government and what is being done to make change in Scotland.


Thank you for your Trauma Teddies

Thanks for your interest - you have come through to an old page. We've changed the name of our teddies to Comfort Teddies to reflect the way this simple gift helps children feel safe. Head over to our new Comfort...


Where do our fears come from?

Nikki Robertson works at People's Postcode Lottery and volunteers with our Parentline family support service. As it's Halloween, a recent eight-legged encounter got her wondering: where do we get our fears from? Picture the scene…child is in bed, all is...


Children 1st announces new Chief Executive

Children 1st announces new Chief Executive


Finding the courage to say "I'm care experienced"

Prompted by Who Cares? Scotland's Care Experienced Week, Laura Beveridge, co-chair of the Stop:Go group within the Independent Care Review, reflects on her journey as a care experienced campaigner and looks forward to the future of the care experienced movement....


How to talk to your children about sex

It's never easy talking to your kids about sex so we asked Ann from Parentline to give some tips on the best way to approach a tricky subject with children of all ages.


A public health perspective on poverty and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Our latest guest blog looks at poverty and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) from the perspective of public health. Katy Hetherington, Organisational Lead for Child and Adolescent Public Health at NHS Health Scotland, calls for action across all sectors to ensure...


Scottish FA announce charity partnership with Children 1st

The Scottish FA are pleased to announce a new partnership with Children 1st.