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Children 1st

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

They began in 1884 and for many years were known as the RSSPCC (Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). They became Children 1st in 1995. They did this to say that children are at the heart of everything they do. And that not only do they want to prevent harm – they also want to ensure every child gets the love and nurture they deserve.

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