Public Protection across East Lothian and Midlothian

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Child Protection

It's everybodys job to make sure that children are protected from abuse

East Lothian

We all have a duty to protect children, whether we are professionals or private individuals. If you think a child is being or is at risk of being abused or neglected, speak to:

  • the Children's Wellbeing assessment team by calling 01875 824 309 (Mon - Thu 9am-5pm and Fri 9am-4pm)
  • the Emergency Social Care Service by calling 0800 731 6969 (freephone) at any time outside normal office hours
  • the Police by calling 101 or in an emergency 999
  • a member of staff at the childs school
  • any Health professional

General enquiries to the Children's Wellbeing assessment team can be made via cfdutyteam@eastlothian.gov.uk

A copy of the current Inter-agency Child Protection Procedures for Edinburgh and the Lothian's can be found on the right hand side of this page.

Midlothian

We all have a duty to protect children, whether we are professionals or private individuals. If you think a child is being or is at risk of being abused or neglected, speak to:

  • the Children's Services duty team by calling 0131 271 3413 (Mon - Thu 9am-5pm and Fri 9am-4pm)
  • the Emergency Social Care Service by calling 0800 731 6969 (freephone) at any time outside normal office hours
  • the Police by calling 101 or in an emergency 999
  • a member of staff at the child's school
  • any Health professional

General enquiries to the Children's Services duty team can be made via cfreferrals@midlothian.gov.uk

A copy of the current Inter-agency Child Protection Procedures for Edinburgh and the Lothian's can be found on the right hand side of this page.

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