Policy

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.


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.


How do ACEs and poverty connect and how do we intertwine approaches to address them?

Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP, adds his voice to our ACEs and poverty blog series, discussing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), what they mean to the Government and what is being done to make change in Scotland.


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...


Thank you players of People’s Postcode Lottery

Anna O’Reilly, our Assistant Director of Children and Family Services for the East, reflects on how players of People’s Postcode Lottery have prevented children from experiencing trauma and distress, protected children’s rights and helped children and their families recover from...


Football is at a crossroads and survivors cannot be ignored any longer

Mary Glasgow, Interim Chief Executive, Children 1st writes about the interim report of the review into child sexual abuse in football.


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