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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.


The difference you make

Director of Fundraising, Gary Kernahan, writes about how your support has helped families throughout lockdown, and how you can help us do more.


A virtual Q&A with children 1st

Children 1st CEO, Mary Glasgow, introduces our Spring Appeal and our first ever virtual Q&A.


The Kindness Wave

Founder of The Kindness Wave, Laura Beveridge, writes about their mission to deliver love and comfort to children and young people during difficult times.


Coming together through the coronavirus crisis

Children 1st Head of Public Fundraising, Susan Bradley, writes about fundraising and supporting vulnerable families during the coronavirus crisis.


Delivering love in the time of coronavirus

Maggie from Children 1st’s Family Wellbeing service is delivering love and emotional support, as well as practical help, to children and families during lockdown.