Child Protection Guidelines

Edinburgh, the Lothians and Borders, including East Lothian Council, have reviewed and re-issued the “Inter-Agency Child Protection Guidelines”. The guidelines promote a high level of inter-agency co-operation when working with children who may be in need of protection. Training is available for all staff in East Lothian Council to ensure that their skill and commitment is used effectively in identifying and protecting children who have been abused or may be at risk of abuse. The Guidelines will further encourage the partnership that exists between Social Work, Education, Health and the Police in East Lothian and will help towards building a partnership with parents in carrying out our duties and responsibilities to East Lothian children and young people.

Inter-agency Child Protection Procedures Edinburgh and the Lothians

National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland