Public Protection across East Lothian and Midlothian

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Welcome to the Public Protection Website for East Lothian and Midlothian

East Lothian and Midlothian Public Protection Committee's vision is that “It’s everyone’s responsibility to support and protect people at risk of harm”

Our strategic approach includes adult support and protection, child protection, offender management and violence against women and girls; these being the most high profile critical services for which the key agencies of East Lothian and Midlothian Councils, NHS Scotland and Police Scotland have statutory responsibilities. Our Committee includes key senior officers from the statutory and third sectors.  We work in partnership across East Lothian and Midlothian to deliver leadership, expertise and support that will improve the safety of people at risk of harm in East Lothian and Midlothian.

East Lothian and Midlothian Public Protection Team

The East Lothian Public Protection Team supports the work of the Public Protection Committee and its associated sub-groups, by providing leadership across Adult Support and Protection, Child Protection and Violence Against Women and Girls. We are based in Brunton Hall, Musselburgh, and can be contacted at, if you have any questions or would like further information to the Office or Committee.  Further information in relation to the different areas of public protection can be found via the links above.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to support and protect people at risk of harm

There is support, advice and guidance available if you are worried about a child or adult and think they may be at risk of harm, abuse or neglect.  We are aware that the impact of and restrictions arising from the current pandemic may be causing additional stress and risk for individuals and their families.  If you need help or support for you, a family member or someone in your community, our specialist services continue to provide support and protection for vulnerable children, young people, adults and their families.  Click on the relevant link (Child Protection, Violence Against Women and Girls, Adult Protection) for information about the local services, national helplines and the relevant contact numbers.