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A virtual Q&A with children 1st

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


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.


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.


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.


‘Smacking ban’ or Equal Protection? Sorting the myths from the facts

There has been no shortage of commentary about the Scottish Government’s announcement that it will ensure John Finnie’s proposed Member’s Bill to give children equal protection from assault becomes law. While much of the media coverage has been supportive, some...


Equal protection: it's time for action

Children 1st's vice-chair, Sandy McDonald, is convinced that the law on physical punishment needs to reflect society's values today.


The lines we don't cross

As Children 1st campaigns to give children #EqualProtection from assault, ParentLine’s Ann Jarvis has some thoughts about alternative ways to approach children’s behaviour when things get fraught.


Providing a better life - against the odds

“It's hard, difficult, stressful. I've had many pulled out hair moments. But I really want to show Evie that you have to work and have good values and I want to provide for her.” We wanted to share the story...


Time to tot up the costs of late intervention

It’s time for local authorities and partners to consider the cost of late intervention when it comes to supporting children.


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