News archive for 2020

First day at school: tips from Parentline

Ann has five tips to make a big change a little easier over the next few weeks.

Children 1st Parentline awarded £370k grant from National Lottery Community Fund

Children 1st is one of the charities to be awarded grants from the National Lottery Community Fund’s new Digital Fund, which will transform Parentline.

Children 1st announced as official charity partner of UEFA’s Women’s Under 19 Championships

Children 1st has been announced as the official charity partner of UEFA’s Women’s Under 19 Championships which are being held in Scotland this month.

Campaigning, communication and a whole lot of tea!

Iona talks about what it's like volunteering with the policy and communications teams at Children 1st and how it's preparing her for the world of work.

Finance and legal leaders call for team pitches for Scotland’s ‘most exciting entrepreneurial challenge’

Senior leaders from Deloitte LLP and Morton Fraser LLP have combined forces to call on corporate teams to pitch their brightest business ideas to them, as part of the Dragons’ Glen corporate challenge.

Bread and butter: Why addressing poverty should matter to social workers

Dr Louise Hill, Policy Lead for CELCIS, discusses the extent of child poverty in Scotland and argues that reducing poverty should be part of everyday social work practice.

One time Mid Calder Colt makes 10,000 mile journey home to play at Hampden

Dedicated football fan Cameron Martin, originally from Mid Calder, is coming all the way home from Sydney, Australia, to play at a charity football game at Hampden Park on Friday 14 June. The 23 year old who has been playing...

Charities join Deloitte social impact initiative as new partners

Deloitte is continuing the success of One Million Futures, the firm’s social impact initiative, by adding three new partners in Scotland. Children 1st, a partner in the programme since 2016, have been joined by Aberdeen Foyer, Move On, and Social...

Scotland coaching legends return to Hampden to support charity fundraising match

Two Scottish coaching legends will go head-to-head on their return to the Hampden technical area to support two Scottish children’s charities in a fundraising match at Hampden Park on Friday, 14 June. Craig Brown, the last men’s national coach to...

Marathon support for children in Scotland at EMF 2019

Almost 80 runners took part in the 2019 Edinburgh Marathon Festival to support Children 1st, raising over £11,000 to protect children from harm in the process. From across the Edinburgh office of Deloitte, 70 people took on distances ranging from...

Time for children and young people’s views on physical punishment to be heard say Children 1st and the Scottish Youth Parliament

As Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee reach the end of their Stage 1 scrutiny of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill, Children 1st and the Scottish Youth Parliament have issued a joint call for children and young people’s...

Comment on Scottish Parliament Stage One report of Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive, Children 1st, said: “MSPs on Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee heard overwhelming evidence from police, health professionals, social workers and teachers that physical punishment of children doesn’t work and can do harm. “Future generations will...