East Lothian Council – Children’s Services Disability Team

Respite services for children and young people with diabilities


Provide services for children and young people with a disability

Services provided:

Section 23 – 24 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 state that the Council has a duty, when asked, to assess children affected by disabilities, and their carers, to determine the needs of the child and the ability of the carer(s) to provide for them.

Services available include –

  • Share the Care – family based respite service
  • Residential Respite Care
  • Outreach service
  • Befriending
  • Enquiry and Response Service
  • Information on Direct Payments and Self Directed Support.

When the office is closed, please phone the Emergency Social Work Service: freephone 0800 731 6969


Randall House
Macmerry Business Park
East Lothian
EH33 1RW

Phone: 01875 824 309
Website: http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/1366/child_protection_and_vetting/805/child_protection
Email: childrenandfamilies@eastlothian.gov.uk

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