News archive for 2020

​1 in 3 children still grow up in poverty in parts of Scotland

The End Child Poverty coalition, which Children 1st is part of, has published a new child poverty map covering Scotland and the rest of the UK. The new figures reveal that poverty affects children in every part of Scotland, with...


Support from Edinburgh Airport soars to £65,000

More than £65,000 has been donated by Edinburgh Airport to Children 1st during its year as the airport’s corporate charity.


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.


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...


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...


activpayroll live up to their name and get “active” for Children 1st

activpayroll have been living up to their name with a range of fundraising activities for Children 1st.


Being a Dad

Children 1st Dads Worker Niko blogs about how we can support fathers to achieve the best outcomes for their children.


Children and families to benefit from Blackcircles donation to Children 1st

More of Scotland’s vulnerable children and their families will get support to prevent and protect them from trauma, thanks to a £141K donation by Blackcircles.com to Scotland’s National Children’s Charity, Children 1st.