East Lothian Council

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Service Outline

Sometimes parents ask other people to look after their child for a while.  The local authority does not usually get involved if it is a close relative of the child (a parent, brother, sister, uncle aunt or grandparent), or just a brief arrangement.  But when a parent asks someone to look after their child who is not a close relative, and the child stays with them for over 28 days, this is private fostering.

Further Information

Family Placement Team

Telephone: 01620 827643

Randall House, Macmerry Business Park, Macmerry, EH33 1RW

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East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.