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Children's Services Plan and Corporate Parenting plan

Information about our Children Services Plan and our West Lothian Corporate Parenting Plan

West Lothian Children's Service Plan

In West Lothian we recognise that investment in our children and young people is one of the most valuable long-term investments that we can make. By investing our shared resources in the delivery and development of services that focus on prevention and early intervention we can ensure that children's needs are met at the earliest opportunity and are supported to achieve their potential

The West Lothian Children's Services Plan is underpinned by the following principles:

  • Getting the right balance between universal and targeted services
  • Re-distributing resources towards targeted interventions with individual, groups and communities 
  • Improved integrated working Improving outcomes for individual children, young people and their families
  • Focusing on early intervention by shifting resources from managing crisis to building resilience

Icon for pdf West Lothian Children's Services Plan 2017-2020 [6.68MB]

Development of the West Lothian Children's Services Plan 2020-23

As allowed under provisions of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, the Children and Families Strategic Planning Group has agreed to postpone the publishing of the Children's Services Plan 2020-23.  The Children's Services Plan 2017-20 has been extended following a review of the current priorities detailed within the plan and confirmation that they are still the relevant drivers for the work of the Children and Families Strategic Planning Group. 

Partners are currently working to finalise the new Children's Services Plan with a proposed governance schedule concluding no later than 22nd February 2021.


West Lothian Corporate Parenting Plan

As Corporate Parents we are committed to getting it right for every looked after child, young person and care leaver in West Lothian.West Lothian's Corporate Parenting Plan  is focussed on how partners will work together to tackle the identified outcomes gap. The plan outlines the work of the Corporate Parenting Strategic Group, sets out partners' commitment to making positive change..

Icon for pdf West Lothian Corporate Parenting Plan [7.28MB]

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