Recovery from abuse and trauma

Abuse and neglect in childhood leave lasting emotional scars.

We support survivors to express their feelings and make sense of their experiences. We use art, play and drama to help children recover, and involve parents and carers in the healing process.

We don’t take shortcuts. Recovery takes time, empathy, commitment and consistency.

The impact of abuse

This video shows the impact of abuse, neglect and traumatic childhood experiences – and how Children 1st can support the recovery of more of Scotland’s children with your help.