About us

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

We exist to prevent abuse and neglect, to protect children and keep them safe from harm. Together we  help children in Scotland live in safe, loving families and build strong communities. We help survivors of abuse, trauma and other adversity to recover and we work tirelessly to protect the rights of children in Scotland.

Since 1884 children have been at the heart of everything we do.

For more information you can take a look at our latest annual report and financial statements

Financial statements are published on the charity's website in accordance with legislation in the United Kingdom governing the preparation and dissemination of financial statements, which may vary from legislation in other jurisdictions. The maintenance and integrity of the group's website is the responsibility of the trustees. The trustees' responsibility also extends to the ongoing integrity of the financial statements contained therein.