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Supporting charity through change

Guest blogger Lisa Belletty, Health and Wellbeing Programmes Advisor at People’s Postcode Lottery, writes about the way Children 1st has adapted through the coronavirus crisis and how our combined values allow us to give hope to more children and families.


The Kindness Wave

Founder of The Kindness Wave, Laura Beveridge, writes about their mission to deliver love and comfort to children and young people during difficult times.


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.


Campaigning, communication and a whole lot of tea!

Iona talks about what it's like volunteering with the policy and communications teams at Children 1st and how it's preparing her for the world of work.


Bread and butter: Why addressing poverty should matter to social workers

Dr Louise Hill, Policy Lead for CELCIS, discusses the extent of child poverty in Scotland and argues that reducing poverty should be part of everyday social work practice.


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.


My Hopes for Children in the Year of Young People

In this guest blog, Minister for Childcare and Early Years Maree Todd writes about her hopes for children in the Year of Young People 2018. From touring Fife in a minibus on a children’s rights road trip with Members of...


Making a difference as a student volunteer

When you’re studying at university or college it can already feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Between lectures, tutorials, labs, reading, report writing, revising for exams, working part-time and the odd opportunity to socialise, it can feel...


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.