Being a parent or carer is one of the hardest jobs any of us will ever do. And from time to time, we all need a little help, whether the problem is big or small.

Parentline is a lifeline for all families, offering a kind and skilled listening ear for parents, carers and relatives across Scotland. It's open seven days a week:

  • Monday to Friday, from 9am to 9pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, from 9am to 12pm
  • Call: 08000 28 22 33 free

We provide help by phone, email or webchat.

Visit the Parentline pages for help with everyday problems, or if you have serious worries about a child.

Safeguarding in Sport

Our Safeguarding in Sport team helps children and young people be safe and have fun in sport.

Safeguarders Panel

Children 1st manages the national Safeguarders Panel to ensure that a child's best interests are at the heart of any children's hearing or related court proceeding.