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Children and Families

  • Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC)

    Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) is the national framework to help co-ordinate children's services in Scotland.

  • Child Disability Service

    The council's Children With Disability Team will accept referrals on children/young people who meet the criteria for assessment.

  • Early Years Services

    The council provides quality care and support services to early years children and their families by offering group care placements, individual packages of outreach support and a wide range of parenting programmes.

  • Fostering

    We care for West Lothian's children

  • Child Protection

    As a local authority we are responsible for investigating and providing help for children who have been abused or are at risk of abuse.

  • Improving Services for Children, Young People and Families

    West Lothian Council provides a wide range of services offering support and advice to children and young people as well as their parents, carers and families.

  • Children and Young People Team

    The Children & Young People Team provides early intervention and preventative supports to those referred to the service in order to help maximise their potential.

  • Youth Inclusion and Aftercare Service

    The Youth Inclusion Project provides a consistent resource and support for vulnerable young people aged 16-25 and who live in West Lothian.