Children 1st will #KeepThePromise says Mary Glasgow

After listening to the views of thousands of children and young people, The Care Review have published five reports today to identify and deliver lasting change in Scotland's care system. Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive, Children 1st, Scotland’s national children’s charity...


Law will spare child witnesses further trauma

Children 1st has welcomed new legislation which means child witnesses to serious crimes will no longer have to give their evidence in court.


Children 1st response to the Children (Scotland) Bill

Children 1st have responded to the Justice Committee’s Call for Views on the Children (Scotland) Bill, which sets out proposed changes to the civil justice system.


Gary Kernahan and Mark Ballard join our Executive Team

Children 1st are delighted to welcome two new permanent members to the charity’s Executive Team: Gary Kernahan and Mark Ballard.


Children 1st Parentline awarded £370k grant from National Lottery Community Fund

Children 1st is one of the charities to be awarded grants from the National Lottery Community Fund’s new Digital Fund, which will transform Parentline.


Time for children and young people’s views on physical punishment to be heard say Children 1st and the Scottish Youth Parliament

As Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee reach the end of their Stage 1 scrutiny of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill, Children 1st and the Scottish Youth Parliament have issued a joint call for children and young people’s...


Comment on Scottish Parliament Stage One report of Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive, Children 1st, said: “MSPs on Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee heard overwhelming evidence from police, health professionals, social workers and teachers that physical punishment of children doesn’t work and can do harm. “Future generations will...


Children 1st services in Aberdeen

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive, Children 1st discusses our local services in Aberdeen.


Boris Johnson’s comments are "an appalling insult" to survivors of child abuse

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive of Children 1st, responds to Boris Johnson’s comments on LBC this morning about spending on historic child abuse.


Children’s charities welcome breadth of support for move to end physical punishment

Children 1st, NSPCC Scotland, Barnardo’s Scotland have welcomed the support from across Scottish society for the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill reflected in the written submissions to Holyrood’s Equality and Human Rights Committee Stage 1 consultation on the legislation published by the Scottish Parliament today (20/2/19).


Vulnerable Witnesses Bill a crucial step to ensuring children do not suffer further trauma

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive of Children 1st, comments on the publication of the Justice Committee's Stage 1 report on the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill.


Partnership between Children 1st and Glasgow Airport takes off!

Children 1st has been chosen as Glasgow Airport Chaplain’s Charity for 2019.