Children and Families Performance
The Children and Families Service consists of the following teams:
Disabilities and Specialist Teaching team
Provides specialist support for children/young people and their families and those affected by disability.
The Education Psychology Service
The core functions are Consultation, Assessment, Intervention, Training and Research and also includes undertaking casework as prescribed by statutory legislation.
East and West Locality teams
Provide a range of services for children and families across Midlothian under the Getting it Right for Every Child Policy agenda from early intervention and prevention services through to statutory services. Prevention and early intervention is underpinned by an integrated staged assessment process supported by close working partnerships with stakeholders and other teams within Education and Children's Services Division. The statutory responsibilities include an immediate response service, Child Protection, Looked After Children, Youth Justice, Children referred to the Children's Hearing System and Permanency Planning.
Comprises Adoption and fostering; Midfield residential unit; Gorebridge residential unit; Through Care and After Care; Family Placement Hawthorn Children and Families centre and TOP service and a range of services purchased through the Independent Sector.
More detail on each of these is available in the Service Plan.
Previous versions of the Service Plan can be found below:
Performance for the service is monitored quarterly.