News archive for July 2017

Passing on the Baton

Ken Cunningham, outgoing Chair, reflects on the biggest highlights of his time with the charity and invites a new generation to come forward to take on the crucial role of steering Children 1st through all that lies ahead for Scotland’s children and families.


Children 1st encourage children, families and professionals to make the national Bairns Hoose standards as strong as possible

Children 1st encourage children, families and professionals to make the national Bairns Hoose standards as strong as possible


Minister visits Children 1st in Aberdeen

Aberdeen parents recently met with Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart MSP, at the Children 1st Fit Like? Family Wellbeing Service


‘No Room For Complacency’ as child poverty remains high across Scotland amid deepening cost of living crisis

Levels of child poverty have remained stubbornly high across Scotland and the rest of the UK despite families benefiting from the temporary Covid-19-related increase to universal credit, according to new research published today by the End Child Poverty coalition.


Keeping the Promise means taking a new approach to the stories we hold

It’s fair to say that the first report from the Promise Oversight Board outlining the progress made over the last two years towards Scotland keeping The Promise, that wherever it is safe to do so children will stay with their...


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...