Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity.
We exist to prevent abuse and neglect, to protect children and keep them safe from harm. Together we can help children in Scotland live in safe, loving families and build strong communities. We help survivors of abuse, trauma and other adversity to recover and we work tirelessly to protect the rights of children in Scotland.
We began in 1884 and for many years were known as the RSSPCC (Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). We became Children 1st in 1995. We did this to say that children are at the heart of everything we do. And that not only do we want to prevent harm – we also want to ensure every child gets the love and nurture they deserve.
If you live in Scotland call 08000 28 22 33 free, browse our website for advice and support, or start a webchat.
You can talk to us seven days a week
- Mon-Fri, 9am to 9pm
- Sat-Sun, 9am to noon