News archive for 2017

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

We have been truly overwhelmed by your response to our Trauma Teddy appeal. Thanks to your generosity we have now been able to supply all the participating police stations. This means we don’t currently require any more teddies, so please...


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 provide some guidance on the best way to approach those tricky matters 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.


Scottish FA announce charity partnership with Children 1st

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


Families should be given more support to make decisions involving their children

New research for Children 1st shows how Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) can turn around the lives of families whose children are at risk of being taken into care.


Taking the impact of poverty into account

In this guest blog, Douglas Hamilton, Chair of the Poverty and Inequality Commission, argues there is a need for our response to childhood adversity and trauma to take greater account of the impact of poverty. The Poverty and Inequality Commission’s...