Blog

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.


Working together to plan for the future

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.


Sustaining support through change

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.


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.


Time to realise children’s right to justice and care

Assistant Director Anna O'Reilly reflects on how far we've come towards securing a Scottish Bairnshoose, and how much we still have to do in order to give children the rights they deserve.


Taking stock, looking forward: next steps for children’s policy in Scotland

As part of a two part blog series looking forward to children and family policy and practice in Scotland, CEO Mary Glasgow argues that we must be more mindful of family life when developing policy.


Finding the courage to say "I'm care experienced"

Prompted by Care Experienced Week, guest blogger Laura Beveridge, co-chair of the Stop:Go group within the Independent Care Review, reflects on her journey so far.


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.