Services for children and young people

“Getting it Right for Every Child”

Midlothian Council's Education and Children's Services Division is committed to making sure Midlothian's children and young people have the best possible start in life and are given opportunities to realise their full potential. To ensure that we "get it right for every child" (GIRFEC) we must aim that each child and/or young person are:

  • Safe
  • Healthy
  • Active
  • Nurtured
  • Achieving
  • Respected
  • Responsible
  • Included

We do this by providing additional services to those children and/or young people and their families who require it. We do this (where appropriate) by:

  • Giving information on other services
  • Providing assessment for you, your child, or for others (such as the Children's Hearing System)
  • Providing support and intervention to children and families with assessed needs

Services and Support

The following information provides a summary of the services and support we can provide:

  • Addressing situations where a child may be in need or at risk of abuse
  • Providing services to children who have a disability or affected by the disability of another person
  • Providing alternative care to children who can't be looked after by their families. This includes adoption, fostering and residential care
  • Providing services to young people previously looked after by Midlothian Social Work
  • Addressing with youth offending and antisocial behaviour
  • Providing information and advice on debt and welfare benefits
  • Providing support to carers
  • Providing support for people affected by drug or alcohol misuse
  • Working with the partner agencies to develop and implement the Integrated Children's Services Plan