News archive for 2020
Children 1st’s Parentline service is offering every family in Scotland online or phone support to cope through the coronavirus crisis, in a new radio and online campaign launching today.
With the closure of schools and nurseries during the COVID-19 crisis, Child Protection Committees Scotland is urging everyone to keep their eyes and ears open for children who may be at risk during this time.
As the Scottish Government announces school closures from this Friday (20th March) Children 1st Parentline service will continue to be offered by phone, online and email service.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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 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.
Children 1st are delighted to welcome two new permanent members to the charity’s Executive Team: Gary Kernahan and Mark Ballard.
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.
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.