News archive for 2020
Children 1st Director of Strategic Planning & Campaigns, Mark Ballard, writes about how we have worked together to share the stories of children and families, and how vital this will be to repair and recover.
Over 100 campaigners have written an open letter to the First Minister calling for a direct financial boost for all families living on low incomes to support them through the coronavirus crisis.
Helping families to keep their children safe through virtual Family Group Decision making
Children 1st Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Ian Harrington, reflects on the change and flexibility that has been crucial to supporting children, families and staff through lockdown.
Children 1st is working alongside the Scottish Children’s Reporters Administration (SCRA) to make sure families feel supported and their rights are upheld, as Children’s Hearings go virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Child Poverty Action Group have created a survey to help government, councils and schools understand how best to support children and families during the Coronavirus crisis.
Children 1st evidence to Scottish Parliament committee calls for systems to be redesigned with children, families, and communities at the centre
Children 1st has published our evidence to the Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee inquiry into the impact of coronavirus on vulnerable children.
Service giving families support to address money worries goes national, thanks to £9K from National Lottery
The funds will increase support Children 1st offers families nationally with money worries, through a specialist Money Advice service.
Children 1st Director of Fundraising, Gary Kernahan, considers the creativity and courage it has taken to find new ways to fundraise in lockdown.
For the first time Deeside’s Banchory Bangle fundraiser goes online to keep children safe and families strong through the coronavirus pandemic.
A month since the start of lockdown Children 1st Director of Children and Family Services, Linda Jardine, reflects on the changes we have made.
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.