Children 1st is a registered charity which
has over 125 years experience of working with children and families,
previously as the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to
Children (RSSPCC). Children 1st provides services that aim to support
families under stress, protect children from harm and neglect, help them
to recover from abuse and promote children’s rights and interests. One
such service that Children 1st provides is the free confidential
helpline and email service, ParentLine Scotland.
ParentLine Scotland offers support and help by phone and by email, to
any adult worried about a child no matter how big or small the issue.
The helpline provides time and space for adults to talk about their
concerns and to get a bit of extra support at a time that suits them,
while the email service can help those who prefer to write things down
rather than pick up the phone. ParentLine Scotland is also part of the
national kinship care service providing help, support and information to
grandparents, aunts and uncles and other relatives who find themselves
looking after a child in the family when their parents can’t.