Consultation on plans for services for children launched

Consultation on plans for services for children launched

Published Monday 16th November 15

Tell us what would work for you

We want to get it right for every child and young person

The East Lothian Council Community Planning Children’s Strategic Partnership (including health and the voluntary sector) wants as many people as possible to take part in the consultation on its draft plan for services for and about children, young people and families in East Lothian.  The plan sets out proposals for improving outcomes for children and young people’s health and wellbeing in East Lothian over the next three years.

East Lothian Council’s Children and Wellbeing spokesperson Councillor Shamin Akhtar says:

‘The East Lothian Council Community Planning Children’s Strategic Partnership would like to know what you think about the Draft Plan before we draw up the final version at the end of the year. We want to hear from children, young people, parents, carers, families and communities.

‘It’s really important that we hear from as many people as possible, especially children and young people. What you say now will help to shape services for children young people and families for the next three years, so it’s really important to tell us what you think now.

‘We want to make sure that, working in partnership, our services make a positive difference to children, young people, families and carers. We want to make sure that we get it right. Please help us to do this by taking a little time to take part in our consultation.’

How to take part

This consultation exercise will run until the 13th of December (if you miss the deadline we will still aim to take into account comments made in writing to up until the 21st December). You can find full details of the consultation on the council’s consultation hub at Hard copies are available at council offices and libraries.

People can then tell us what they think of the full version of the Plan by completing our online consultation questionnaire. You can also email your thoughts to

There is also a shorter, user friendly summary – there’s a link to a short online survey at the end of the slideshow where you can share your views on what you’ve read.

If you would like someone to facilitate a session on the plan with a group that you are involved with, email us at


Click Link below to connect to survey.



Sickness in School Advice for Parents

We are aware that a small number of children in the school are currently experiencing a sudden onset of sickness. If your child is feeling sick or complaining or a sore stomach consider whether you should send them to school that day.

Over the last four days we have sent a number of children home who were either sick or in experiencing stomach pains, this may be the start of “winter vomiting disease,” (Norovirus) and we would like to reduce the risk as much as possible for both families and staff.

We have additional measures already in place in terms of the cleaning of the schools and dining areas.

We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis.

We  will  remind pupils  to wash their hand with hot water and soap as much a possible.

We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis.

Parents are also reminded that children should be off school for 48 hours after the last bout of sickness.

Illegal Car Parking at John Muir Campus

We are aware that parents are dropping off and picking up pupils from the designated Disabled Car Park at the front of the school. If you do not have a Blue Badge it is illegal to do this. Cars are also not allowed access via  Countess Crecsent to the car park unless they display a blue badge.

We have a number of children at the school who are entitled to use this car park  due to visible and not so visible conditions. Recently they have been forced to park further away causing  unnecessary distress.

Please use the Bleachingfield car park.

We will be looking  for Police enforcement if this continues.

Angus MacRury. DHT.

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