Draft East Lothian Corporate Parenting Plan 2021-2023

Closed 7 Aug 2021

Opened 1 Jul 2021


Children and young people who are care experienced or who are looked after have the poorest outcomes of all children and young people in Scotland.


The East Lothian Corporate Parenting Plan 2021-2023 was produced in partnership with the East Lothian Champions Board. The East Lothian Champions Board is a group of care experienced young people that come together to speak up about their experiences of care and what improvements need to be made to make the care system better for everyone. The Champions Board wanted a plan that is easy to understand and has clear improvement actions that will be acted upon.


Everyone involved in this plan signed up to the Champion’s Board Commitment pledge

“We will unite together to look at the priorities for change. We will invest time and resources to produce results and deliver on promises. We will listen to each other when things go wrong and accept no excuses for lack of progression towards our goals."


The Draft East Lothian Corporate Parenting Plan 2021-2023 is available to download below. Please read the draft plan before answering the questions in this consultation.

Why your views matter

All corporate parents have a duty to prepare and publish a corporate parenting plan which outlines their approach to fulfilling their corporate parenting duties for every three year period. Corporate parenting plans must be regularly reviewed and progress reported to the Scottish Ministers. Every three years, Scottish Ministers report to parliament on how corporate parenting responsibilities have been exercised throughout Scotland, which includes the progress East Lothian made in fulfilling its Corporate Parenting duties and responsibilities 2017-2020.


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  • Local Residents
  • Young people
  • Parents and Guardians
  • East Lothian Council Staff
  • Stakeholder Organisations
  • Service Providers
  • Parents & Guardians
  • Children & Young People
  • Service Users
  • Council staff
  • Parents & Carers


  • Residents' views and priorities
  • Young people's views and priorities
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Children & young people
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Social Inclusion