Children 1st


SPONSORED: It’s the most ‘charitable’ time of the year!

December 6 2018

Christmas is traditionally a time for giving. So, what better way to celebrate this wonderful time of year than making a donation to your favourite Scottish charity? Not sure who to pledge cash to this year? We have selected nine of the best charities to help you decide. They each provide a special service to people less fortunate than us, all year round, so spare a thought – and a few pounds – for these good causes at Christmas.


Can children be criminals?

December 2 2016

As the Scottish Government looks to raise the age of criminal responsibility from eight to 12, Michael Alexander looks at the issues.


Is it ever acceptable to leave a child home alone?

November 1 2016

As Tory MP Michael Gove is criticised for leaving his son in a bed and breakfast for six hours whilst he went off partying, Michael Alexander investigates when - if at all - is it acceptable to leave a child home alone?