The Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (known as Children 1st)
The Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (known as Children 1st), a statutory corporation incorporated under Royal Charter and registered as a charity with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (registered number SC016092) and having its principal office at:
83 Whitehouse Loan
Date added to contributor list
26 August 2022
Date removed from contributor list (if relevant): N/A
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Pay agreed proportion of all determined cases where relevant as a place of abuse up to the maximum agreed figure of £100,000.
Children 1st (formed in 1884 as the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children) (“Children 1st”, “we”, “our”) is writing to formally confirm its participation in the Scottish Government’s Redress Scheme that has been established for the provision of redress and compensation to people who suffered abuse as children while in care in accordance with the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021.
Between 1884 and 1981 Children 1st ran Children’s Shelters and a Children’s Home and we believe that it is possible that abuse occurred at these places. Children 1st offer a profound and unreserved apology to anyone who was abused whilst in our care and see membership of the scheme as an important step in addressing the failings of our past. Children 1st, or as we were formerly known, the RSSPCC, are truly sorry for any failure to protect children from harm and abuse that occurred while they were in our care.
We are committed to acknowledging and learning from the past and to continually developing our practices and people to maintain the highest possible standards in respecting and protecting children’s rights and the support, care and protection of children and families. We believe that Children 1st participating in the Redress Scheme is the right thing to do to allow us to make meaningful amends for the wrongs suffered by children in our care.
We are committed to participating in the collective endeavour the nation has undertaken to acknowledge the difficult truths of the past and to make the appropriate amends to survivors and their families.
Children 1st will always be open to discussing the above statement with all affected and/or interested parties. We are particularly keen on hearing from anyone who believes they have suffered abuse while in our care and you can contact us directly at email@example.com
Ken Cunningham, Chair
Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive
For and on behalf of Children 1st (formed in 1884 as the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
Email enquiries about the statutory scheme: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unsure of the organisation with responsibility for a particular care setting we will do our best to advise. Telephone: 0808 196 1502
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