Blog

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.


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.


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.


Parents' views of equal protection: a health visitor's research

Health visitor Christopher Sweeney writes about his and public health lecturer William Spence’s research into parents’ views of equal protection.


Children 1st support young people's climate strike

Children across the globe are coming together to tell us that without action on climate change they fear they have no future.


Time to secure the rights of Scotland's children

It is now nearly 30 years since the UNCRC was agreed by the UN. It is time that Scotland takes the next step in securing children's rights.


My Kiltwalk for Children 1st

Children 1st supporter, Tracy, tell us about how she took on the Kiltwalk to challenge herself and raise vital funds to help support children in Scotland.


Players of PPL: The difference you make

On the day of the PPL Charity Gala, we wanted to share with you the difference the players of People's Postcode Lottery make to children's lives, with some words of thanks from our Chief Executive, Mary Glasgow. Thanks to the...


How to talk to your children about sex

It's never easy talking to your kids about sex so we asked Ann from Parentline to give some tips on the best way to approach a tricky subject with children of all ages.


A public health perspective on poverty and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Our latest guest blog looks at poverty and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) from the perspective of public health. Katy Hetherington, Organisational Lead for Child and Adolescent Public Health at NHS Health Scotland, calls for action across all sectors to ensure...


Taking the impact of poverty into account

In this guest blog, Douglas Hamilton, Chair of the Poverty and Inequality Commission, argues there is a need for our response to childhood adversity and trauma to take greater account of the impact of poverty. The Poverty and Inequality Commission’s...