News archive for 2017

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.


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

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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...