News archive for 2017

IKEA play Santa with toys for children in the Lothians

Bundles of toys were donated to Children 1st after IKEA Edinburgh's appeal to customers and staff.


IKEA play Santa with toys for children in the Lothians

Bundles of toys were donated to Children 1st after IKEA Edinburgh's appeal to customers and staff.


Findings published from Children 1st's Independent Review of the Scottish Youth Football Association

An independent review of the Scottish Youth Football Association’s appointment and selection practice conducted by Children 1st’s Safeguarding in Sport service on behalf of the Scottish FA has been published.


Businesses donate social media to help protect children

Companies across Scotland joined forces on social media on Giving Tuesday to encourage people to donate to Children 1st’s Give the Gift appeal.


Businesses donate social media to help protect children

Companies across Scotland joined forces on social media on Giving Tuesday to encourage people to donate to Children 1st’s Give the Gift appeal.


‘Smacking ban’ or Equal Protection? Sorting the myths from the facts

There has been no shortage of commentary about the Scottish Government’s announcement that it will ensure John Finnie’s proposed Member’s Bill to give children equal protection from assault becomes law. While much of the media coverage has been supportive, some...


New therapeutic facility unveiled in Inverness

Children 1st has opened a new therapeutic space for children and families in Inverness. This will greatly help the charity to further existing work supporting children living in kinship families, as well as children affected by traumatic childhood experiences. On...


New therapeutic facility unveiled in Inverness

Children 1st has opened a new therapeutic space for children and families in Inverness. This will greatly help the charity to further existing work supporting children living in kinship families, as well as children affected by traumatic childhood experiences. On...


Mary Glasgow appointed as Acting Chief Executive

Ken Cunningham, Chair of Children 1st, Scotland’s National Children’s Charity said: “We are delighted to announce that as Children 1st's Chief Executive Alison Todd begins a period of adoption leave, Mary Glasgow our Director of Children and Families Services and...


Making a difference as a student volunteer

When you’re studying at university or college it can already feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Between lectures, tutorials, labs, reading, report writing, revising for exams, working part-time and the odd opportunity to socialise, it can feel...


Our justice system through children’s eyes – what’s the verdict?

What would Scotland's justice system look like if it was truly designed around the needs of children?


Resilience starts with relationships

In community hubs and church halls this summer, hundreds of conversations have started about how individuals, communities and society can transform the lives of both today’s and future generations of children, writes Mary Glasgow, Children 1st's acting Chief-Executive. The conversations...