bfriends is a service
delivered by CHILDREN 1ST
and is the largest befriending service for Scotland's children. There are
currently over 100
volunteers supporting vulnerable children and young people throughout Edinburgh, East Lothian and North Ayrshire. We are always looking for new volunteers and regularly run induction
training for prospective befrienders. Find out more about
volunteering with us, or how to make a referral.
CHILDREN 1ST is one of Scotland's leading child welfare charities.
For more than 120 years we have been working to give every child in Scotland a
safe and secure childhood. We support families under stress, protect children
from harm and neglect, help them recover from abuse and promote children’s
rights and interests.
A key part of our work in helping children is helping their parents. Our free
helpline, ParentLine Scotland on 0808 800 2222, supports parents
provide the best possible care for their children.
Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility.
Join us in
helping children and young people who need us.