Blog

Passing on the Baton

Ken Cunningham, outgoing Chair, reflects on the biggest highlights of his time with the charity and invites a new generation to come forward to take on the crucial role of steering Children 1st through all that lies ahead for Scotland’s children and families.


Keeping the Promise means taking a new approach to the stories we hold

It’s fair to say that the first report from the Promise Oversight Board outlining the progress made over the last two years towards Scotland keeping The Promise, that wherever it is safe to do so children will stay with their...


Council election candidates must put children first

Children do well when families do well. But across Scotland, Children 1st are hearing from more families who would never have believed they’d have to reach out to a charity for help. Most families are now facing difficult decisions about...


Sharing Stories for Change

Sharing Stories for Change: hearing the voices, respecting the rights and supporting the recovery of child victims and witnesses


Now is the time to be bold in our ambition for Scotland’s children

DCC Malcolm Graham of Police Scotland writes about why he believes Bairns Hoose is the best way to achieve shared ambitions for Scotland's children.


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.