News archive for 2017

Time to realise children’s right to justice and care

Assistant Director Anna O'Reilly reflects on how far we've come towards securing a Scottish Bairnshoose, and how much we still have to do in order to give children the rights they deserve.


First Minister joins us to celebrate nine inspiring women ahead of International Women’s Day

Nine inspiring women who have faced incredible challenges with the support of each other and Children 1st have been recognised by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at a special event to mark International Women’s Day.


Children 1st comment on Derek Mackay’s resignation

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive, Children 1st, Scotland’s national children’s charity said: "By resigning, Derek Mackay has acknowledged that his behaviour was inappropriate. "Children 1st has always been clear that children and young people are vulnerable in situations where there is...


Children 1st will #KeepThePromise says Mary Glasgow

After listening to the views of thousands of children and young people, The Care Review have published five reports today to identify and deliver lasting change in Scotland's care system. Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive, Children 1st, Scotland’s national children’s charity...


Law will spare child witnesses further trauma

Children 1st has welcomed new legislation which means child witnesses to serious crimes will no longer have to give their evidence in court.


Children 1st response to the Children (Scotland) Bill

Children 1st have responded to the Justice Committee’s Call for Views on the Children (Scotland) Bill, which sets out proposed changes to the civil justice system.


Gary Kernahan and Mark Ballard join our Executive Team

Children 1st are delighted to welcome two new permanent members to the charity’s Executive Team: Gary Kernahan and Mark Ballard.


Taking stock, looking forward: next steps for children’s policy in Scotland

As part of a two part blog series looking forward to children and family policy and practice in Scotland, CEO Mary Glasgow argues that we must be more mindful of family life when developing policy.


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

Prompted by Care Experienced Week, guest blogger Laura Beveridge, co-chair of the Stop:Go group within the Independent Care Review, reflects on her journey so far.


Parents' views of equal protection: a health visitor's research

Health visitor Christopher Sweeney writes about his and public health lecturer William Spence’s research into parents’ views of equal protection.


Children 1st support young people's climate strike

Children across the globe are coming together to tell us that without action on climate change they fear they have no future.


New Parentline partnership with Rangers Charity Foundation launched

Rangers Charity Foundation to support Children 1st Parentline so every family can get help at the touch of a button