Circle East Lothian works with children and families affected by their parents' drug and/or alcohol use in East Lothian.

How can we help you and your family?

For children we can:
  • Meet your child and help them talk about their worries
  • Help your child to access groups/activities
  • Support you to improve your child's school attendance
  • Support you to attend children's medical appointments
For parents we can:
  • Support you to manage your child's behaviour
  • Support you to set routines e.g. bed time
  • Support you to access other services e.g. drug agencies, counselling, employment, education
  • Support you in meeting with professionals, social workers, housing officers
  • Help you to fill in forms and manage correspondence
  • We will also provide support to other members of your family who are involved in the children's lives e.g. grandparents
What can you expect from us?
  • All our staff are suitably qualified and trained to provide you with the best service possible
  • We aim to respond quickly to requests for help
  • We will talk with you about what kind of support you need and review it regularly with you
  • We will also work with you until you no longer need the service. We will always discuss endings with you
  • We will explain our confidentiality and information sharing policies with you



Our service is for children and families across East Lothian. You can refer yourself or be referred by other agencies including social work, health and addiction services.


Opening Hours

Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am - 4pm


How to contact us:

Circle East Lothian Project
c/o Children's Services
Randall House
Macmerry Business Park

EH33 1RW

Tel: 01620 827554




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Circle's East Lothian Project focuses particularly on families with very young children (including unborn children), or families who are isolated, or where there are issues such as substance misuse, mental health, domestic abuse, imprisonment, which impact on the wellbeing of their children.