Children 1st Chief Executive, Alison Todd, to stand down, following a period of adoption leave

 As Alison Todd, Chief Executive of Children 1st stands down from her role, Ken Cunningham, Chair of Children 1st said:. “Over the past nine years Alison has had a number of key roles at Children 1st, most recently leading Children 1st through a period of wider social and economic change. On behalf of all of us I’d like to thank Alison for the commitment and dedication she has given to supporting children and families, the Board, staff and volunteers throughout her time at Children 1st.


“Alison has always been a passionate advocate for children’s rights in both policy and practice and held this at the centre of Children 1st’s work to support children and families. By taking on her new parental role Alison is setting an amazing example of walking the talk. Children 1st have followed her progress with her new family with admiration and wish them every happiness in Alison's new and very rewarding role and indeed whatever else she turns her hand to. 


"Mary Glasgow will continue to act as Interim Chief Executive, while we recruit to the Chief Executive post."


Alison Todd said: “It is with mixed feelings that I resign from my post at Children 1st. I’m pleased to leave this worthwhile charity as it continues to lead the way in responding to families’ experiencing adverse childhood experiences. I am sure that Children 1st will remain at the forefront of protecting and preventing children from trauma and abuse and supporting them to recover in the years to come and wish everybody well as I move on to look after my own family.”