Our critical services

Our critical services are:

Child Protection and vulnerable children’s services

  • Young People’s Care Homes; Woodburn Court, Dalkeith and Ladybrae, Gorebridge
  • Fostering and Adoption Services 
  • Eskdail Court Children and Families Centre
  • Hawthorn Children’s Centre

Health and Social Care Partnership

  • Adult Protection
  • Adult Social Work
  • Health Services
  • Care at Home
  • Midlothian Hospital
  • Highbank
  • Newbyres
  • Primary Care
  • Justice, mental health and substance misuse

 Wider council services

  • Registrars
  • Burials and assisted funerals
  • Homelessness
  • Welfare Fund
  • Support for local businesses
  • Health and Safety
  • Essential roads maintenance
  • Emergency housing repairs including gas maintenance
  • Street lighting
  • Waste collections
  • Environmental health and statutory functions including critical elements of planning and building standards: further information is on the individual service pages
  • Business continuity support for critical services, including cleaning and catering services
  • Internal transport and vehicle maintenance.


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