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Dear Vicki,

What happens to us as children has a big impact on the rest of our life. But today in Scotland thousands of children live with the daily trauma of violence, neglect, sexual abuse, lack of emotional care and/or poverty. 

Unresolved trauma creates a devastating cycle that spirals through the generations, costing our children, our families and our communities.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Together – we can create a new cycle of hope for every child.

Our new strategic priorities, which I’m delighted to share with you today, focus on four key components:

  • prevention

  • protection

  • recovery

  • resilience.

Together and alongside children, their families and partners we will work to strengthen relationships, resolve difficulties, repair harm and realise children’s rights.


Read our strategic priorities for 2018-2023

Our ambition is to reach every child who needs us, wherever they are in Scotland. 

We look forward to continuing to work with you so that every child in Scotland is safer, every family stronger and every community resilient.

With best wishes,

Mary Glasgow Interim CEO Children 1st

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