Public Protection across East Lothian and Midlothian

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East Lothian and Midlothian Public Protection Office

Welcome to the East Lothian and Midlothian Public Protection website.

The East Lothian and Midlothian Public Protection Team, established in March 2014 in the Brunton Hall, Musselburgh, provides leadership across Adult Support and Protection, Child Protection and Violence Against Women and Girls, in recognition that for most service users their needs often cover more than one area. Our Public Protection structure is based on close collaboration and partnership working with service users, partner agencies and our communities towards improving outcomes for those in need of support and protection throughout East Lothian and Midlothian.

Co-located with the team are Midlothian and East Lothian Drug and Alcohol Partnership (MELDAP - staff and staff from the 'J' Division Police Public Protection Unit. We have some hot desks in the office which are frequently used by staff from partner agencies.

East Lothian and Midlothian Public Protection Committee

The East Lothian and Midlothian Public Protection Committee (EMPPC) is the key strategic group dealing with public protection matters across East Lothian and Midlothian and includes representatives from key partners (Social Work, Police Scotland, NHS Lothian, Education, Housing, 3rd sector etc). The committee reports to senior officers through the East and Midlothian Critical Services Oversight Group.

If you have any questions or would like further information in relation to the office or committee then please e-mail: Further information in relation to the different areas of public protection can be found via the links above.

16 days of activism against gender based violence

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From 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day, the 16 days of activism campaign is a time to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated form the first Women's Global Leadership Institute co-ordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. Here is our local calendar of events and those in Edinburgh. We are very pleased to be supporting the White Ribbon Scotland campaign. Contact us for further information:


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