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Children 1st

Children 1st

Charity registered in Scotland SC016092

Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity.

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.

We help Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, we support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover.


Current opportunity

To support the work of Children 1st staff in helping families become more resilient by building relationships with the family group and/or an individual family member to: * Help reduce isolation and promote a sense of belonging by encouraging families to engage with their wider communities * Build on identified strengths to increase self-esteem and confidence in individuals * Support the work of Children 1st staff to assist parents to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children