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Parental support - family centres



The council run special family centres which work in partnership with parents to offer support and care to young children aged 0 - 5 years.

These centres are targeted to help families with social or health problems and places are allocated following a formal referral. Children are also assessed for their suitability to use their local centre.

Children & Families Service Standards

We will:

  • respond to referrals within 10 working days
  • provide a high quality service as judged by our customers 
  • provide the information you need in ways which are easy to understand and meet your needs and preferences
  • ensure our staff behave professionally in all aspects of their dealings with you
  • work with you to achieve the best outcomes for children

Family Centre Objectives

We will:

  • accept referrals from families, health services, education services or other agencies
  • provide full or part time care for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years
  • help children with special needs to take part in mainstream services such as schools
  • offer access to additional services such as medical, nursing care and social work services
  • offer a range of support services such as mother and father groups
  • offer help and advice about child development, respite care and educational assistance in order to reduce the risk of child abuse

Please contact your local Social Work office for further information on Family Centres;

Livingston Social Work Centre
New Cheviot House
Almondvale Boulevard
EH54 6QN
Tel. 01506 282252

Broxburn Social Work Centre
Strathbrock Partnership Centre
189a West Main Street
EH52 5LH
Tel. 01506 775666

Bathgate Social Work Centre
69 Whitburn Road
EH48 1HE
Tel. 01506 776700

updated: 13/09/11