East Lothian Council

Listen more and assume less

East Lothian Council is committed to making sure that looked after children and young people, and their families and carers, are involved in making decisions and planning for their care, education and development.  Since 2007, we have employed an Involvement Officer.  Their role is to set up systems, initiatives and procedures to involve children, young people and their families in how we plan and deliver integrated services in East Lothian. 

Since 2010, children and young people's views have been reported every six months in Listen more, assume less - see below.

Improving practice

We have recently produced the following policy and guidance:

State of Children's Rights in Scotland Report 2011

Together Scotland's report provides a non-government perspective on the extent to which children in Scotland are able to enjoy their rights enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It reflects on the progress made over the past year since the publication of Together's 2010 State of Children's Rights report, discussing what progress has been made and where further efforts are needed.

Further information

Want to know more?  Contact the Consumer Involvement Officer on 01620 827 755 or email children&families@eastlothian.gov.uk

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

Telephone: 01875 824090

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