Children 1st is contracted by the Scottish Government to manage the national Safeguarders Panel.

Our role includes recruitment and selection, training, managing appointments, complaints and monitoring performance of Safeguarders across Scotland. 

We work with the Scottish Government, Safeguarders and all those involved in the Children's Hearings System to ensure that a child's best interests are at the heart of any Children's Hearing or related court proceeding.

Advice in relation to coronavirus

Our top priority during this difficult time remains the safety and wellbeing of Safeguarders, as well as children and families and partners. We are in continuing communication with the Scottish Government, SCRA and Children’s Hearings Scotland to maximise resilience, plan for contingencies and minimise risk.

Take a look at our advice in relation to coronavirus page for further updates and information.

We hope you find these pages useful and feel free to get in touch with the team if you have any questions. 

Take a look at our information

Contacting the Safeguarders Panel Team          

We are currently working remotely due to Government advice, with very limited access to office and incoming mail. Please contact us by email where possible to avoid delay.

Telephone number: 0345 604 4296 



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