Children 1st is here for you, helping children and families cope though coronavirus.

Children 1st are continuing to provide emotional and practical support and advice to families across the country. If you’re working with us, the best way to contact one of our services for children and families is by emailing

Children 1st Parentline is here to help every family in Scotland cope through coronavirus, over the phone and online. Our Money Advice service is now accessible through Parentline and our webpages are being regularly updated with information and advice.

Our local hubs in places like North Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, Elgin, Bathgate, Dalkeith, Selkirk, Midlothian and East Lothian continue to deliver intensive family support, in the safest way for children, families and colleagues. Where we run a range of services from across cities in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, we are working closely with our statutory partners to coordinate our work to ensure we best support for children and families.

Our national Services, such as Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport, the Safeguarders Panel team and Bide Oot, are also continuing to keep children safe and protect their rights. They are adapting their approaches to meet the changing and emerging needs of children and families.

We are listening and adapting to families’ needs and working alongside government and organisations across the country to make sure children and families’ voices are heard in the decisions about how support needs to change and systems need to transform.

National services

Ways we work

Where we work
Multiple services Supporting children and families Recovery from abuse and trauma Parentline Safeguarders Panel Safeguarding in Sport