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.




Support from the Start Report 2014- 2015

Support from the Start report 2014 – 2015SftS report 2014 15

Support from the Start Mission Statement

Our aim is to work within the East Lothian community  planning framework to provide a joined up, and  local, response to inequalities in the early years of life, pre birth – eight.

Support from the  Start (SFTS) uses the National Early Years Collaborative  approach, to bring services,       parents/carers  and communities together to improve outcomes for children in their early years . We work on agreed outcomes and key change areas. SFTS ‘s particular contribution is to bring a local and community perspective to early years service delivery and             improvements .