Children and families

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.


A nanny recommends...summer around Scotland

Parentline volunteer and part-time nanny Rachael has a whistle-stop tour of activities around Scotland to keep the kids entertained.


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...


Why are teddies comforting?

The science behind Comfort Teddies


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...


Poverty and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Our second guest blog about the links between poverty and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is by Dr Morag Treanor, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at Stirling University. Poverty is a structural problem with a lack of income...


Connecting ACEs, poverty and trauma: A mum's perspective

Over the next two weeks in Scotland we will see the culmination of a huge amount of work to raise awareness of both ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and poverty. On 26 September, over 2,000 families, professionals and policy influencers are...


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