What matters to me ?

The support form the Start family workers use an approach developed by the NHS called ‘What matter to me’ to build engagement and partnership with the families that are referred to them by local services. approach https://www.whatmatterstoyou.scot/why-is-it-important-to-ask-what-matters/

The family workers have asked parent what mattered to them in their contact with the service – the following are their responses

Raising Children with Confidence.


Raising Children/Teens with Confidence. 

New Courses of Raising Children with Confidence RCWC Hadd poster Spring ’18 – and Raising Teens with Confidence (suitable for parents of “Tweens” too) are popping up over East Lothian for the Spring Term.

We are offering the opportunity to attend Raising Children with Confidence course after Easter. Starting Tuesday 17th…

Posted by Home-Start East Lothian on Thursday, March 29, 2018

To find out more: please contact

Raising Children With Confidence – email supportfromthestart@eastlothian.gov.uk

Raising Teens With Confidence – email mprior@elcschool.org.uk


East Lothian Kinship Care Support Service

Children 1st




Jemma and Sandra would like to introduce themselves and the new East Lothian Kinship Care Support Service which is now taking referrals.

We are family support workers who provide a flexible range of services to support Kinship Care Families; this could involve individual support for children or carers or help kinship carers access services.

Our aim is to provide support to kinship carers so they feel better able to cope with any challenges or changes, to feel less isolated and be confident in their role of looking after children or young people.

We will also hope to start up groups in areas of East Lothian that doesn’t already have a Kinship care group.

Contact: tel. 01875 824 000 or via email eastlothianproject@children1st.org.uk

East Lothian Kinship Care


Bookbug Week 18–24 May 2015 Bookbug’s Big Bedtime Story

book bug scottish book trust

Bookbug Week 2015 is to take place on 18-24 May, based on the theme of Bookbug Big Bedtime Story.  The Bookbug scheme provides free books to every baby and young child in Scotland.  A range of free special events will be taking place across Scotland to mark the week.