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Consultation on School Session Dates for 2019/2020

Consultation on School Session Dates for 2019/2020 will be open on the Council’s Consultation Hub from Tuesday 27 March 2018 until Friday 4 May 2018.  The consultation on the draft school session dates for 2019/2020 is to seek stakeholder views.  Our neighbouring authorities, City of Edinburgh Council and Midlothian Council have set, or are in the process of setting, their session dates and these dates are available on the respective websites.  The East Lothian Council draft dates for 2019/2020 have taken cognises of our neighbouring authority dates and very much align with City of Edinburgh Council dates.

 A copy of the draft dates are attached.

ELC – draft School dates 2019-2020 

The link to the consultation hub is –  https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/

 

Could you help us find more foster carers?

Are you who they’re looking for?

 

We urgently need more people to take the plunge and find out about fostering with East Lothian Council.

 

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

 

‘We have children and young people who need foster carers urgently. The demand is always growing and we need more people to come forward very soon and give their love and support to some vulnerable children and young people who really, really need them.

 

‘As you know, we set great store in East Lothian in keeping our looked-after children in or very close to East Lothian, so that very vulnerable children don’t have to change schools or lose touch with their friends and wider families. Not every fostering agency thinks this is important but we do – we really see the value in not sending children far away from everyone and everything they know. So, I’d just like to say how grateful I am to all our current foster carers for choosing to Foster East Lothian and for the fantastic job they do – they make a difference every day. I hope that there will be a number of people reading this article now who will also be able to make that difference and be the ones that our children so desperately need.’

 

To find out more about joining our East Lothian fostering team (including, training, home visits and remuneration), please go to www.eastlothian.gov.uk/fostering or  phone us on 01620 827 643