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Scotland’s Programme for Government – keeping The Promise for children and families

Children 1st Chief Executive Mary Glasgow reflects on what the new Programme for Government means for Scotland’s children and families.


Can you help children and families get the support they need to recover?

Chief Executive Mary Glasgow shares Ella's story and explains how you can make a difference by donating to our Spring Appeal.


Why we are asking Holyrood candidates to uphold families right to support

Mary Glasgow, Children 1st Chief Executive, explains why we've joined other organisations working alongside children & families to tell candidates in the Holyrood election that family support is a right


Why it's time to re-design to help our children recover

With the Holyrood elections planned for May, we are supporting Children in Scotland’s call for cross party support for and investment in the Scottish Barnahus model.


Supporting families through a second lockdown

As we move into a second lockdown, Children 1st Director of Children and Family Services, Linda Jardine, reflects on what we have learned and how we are continuing to support children and families across Scotland.


Trustees Week – Caroline Gilchrist on why she loves volunteering with Children 1st.

To celebrate Trustee Week – an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do by volunteering their time to support charities – we spoke to Children 1st Trustee Caroline Gilchrist.


Children 1st Parentline – supporting families every step of the way

In this blog, Children 1st Parentline’s Ann Jarvis reassures parents that there are alternative ways to approach childrens’ behaviour when things get fraught.


One year on - the campaign that led Scotland to end the physical punishment of children in law

First published in the Herald last year, our Chief Executive Mary Glasgow reflects on the cracking campaign that led to Scotland becoming the first country in the UK to end the physical punishment of children in law, exactly a year ago today.


International Day of Charity

Children 1st Chief Executive reflects on the critical role of charities in our lives, communities and society


Incorporation of UNCRC - Get it right for children, get it right for us all

Today the Scottish Parliament has an opportunity to move closer towards realising the ambition of Scotland being the ‘best place in the world for a child to grow up’. Children 1st Chief Executive Mary Glasgow welcomes the introduction of the...


Landmark law change to transform the civil court system for children

Children 1st Policy Manager Chloe Riddell, writes about how this was a historic week for children across Scotland as the Scottish Parliament began putting children’s rights front and centre of the justice system.


Time to put children's rights at the heart of the civil court system

Children 1st Policy Manager Chloe Riddell, writes about how we have been working alongside children and families and our partners to transform children’s experiences of the civil justice system in Scotland.