News archive for 2020

Fundraising for families in lockdown

Children 1st Director of Fundraising, Gary Kernahan, considers the creativity and courage it has taken to find new ways to fundraise in lockdown.


Banchory Bangle raffle supports Scotland's children for 43rd year

For the first time Deeside’s Banchory Bangle fundraiser goes online to keep children safe and families strong through the coronavirus pandemic.


Supporting families to cope through coronavirus

A month since the start of lockdown Children 1st Director of Children and Family Services, Linda Jardine, reflects on the changes we have made.


Finding hope for the future

As the country faces continued restrictions on our daily lives, Children 1st Chief Executive Mary Glasgow reflects on finding and feeling hope through challenging times.


Parentline awarded £75,000 by Scottish Government to help families cope through coronavirus

Children 1st is delighted to announce that we have been awarded £75,000 of new funding by the Scottish Government for our Parentline service.


How Children 1st is supporting families in lockdown

As lockdown is extended for another three weeks we're sharing how we're supporting families with the enormous changes to daily life to help them cope through coronavirus.


Easter Egg Competition and Activities for Staying at Home

To help your family enjoy some Easter fun while staying at home, we’ve put together an activity pack for you. Download our activity pack for treasure hunts, puzzles and colouring in. Join our Easter Egg colouring in competition for a chance to win a small prize.


Children's Parliament ask children to join the coronavirus conversation

All our lives have changed very quickly. The news is filled with adults talking about what it is like for them, and the Children's Parliament want to make sure children's voices are heard too.


Child's House for Healing

£1.5m to create Scotland’s first “Child’s House” thanks to People’s Postcode Lottery


Striving to keep children safe in these hard times

Chief Executive Mary Glasgow talks about what families are telling us and how we are responding to support them to cope through coronavirus.


Children 1st lets every family in Scotland know "Parentline is here for you"

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.


CPCScotland urges public to keep eyes and ears open for children at risk

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.