Support for Pupils and Parents
A range of information and guidance including help with costs for school clothing, free school meals and milk, information on additional support for learning and childcare information.
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West Lothian Council will provide free school meals and milk, clothing grants and Education Maintenance Allowance to all eligible children and young people. Breakfast Clubs are available at all Primary and Secondary Schools.
West Lothian Council will meet the needs of all children and young people.
Children and young people benefit most from their education when they attend school regularly. Children and young people are expected to follow their School Behaviour Code. In extreme cases, children and young people may be excluded from school.
Advice for Parent Councils
Information on home education in West Lothian.
Information on childcare options can be found from the Scottish Families Information Service in the Related Links. Information on support for parents can be found through the links to Sure Start and Parenting West Lothian.
The Children (Protection at Work) Regulations 1998, which effectively revoked previous byelaws, and The Children (Protection at Work) Regulations 2006 were introduced in order to implement the child employment provisions of EC Directive 94/33/EC on the protection of young people at work.
A Summer of Play activity programme is currently being designed to support vulnerable children and young people in West Lothian during the 2021 summer holidays.