Summary only: Integrated Services for Children and Young People

Closed 31 Mar 2015

Opened 1 Apr 2014

Feedback updated 11 Feb 2016

We asked

The consultation included a range of questions about young people's experiences of using services.  It was based on the findings of an earlier NHS Lothian/Children's Parliament consultation with young people.

You said

The survey received a very limited response, partly due to staffing changes affecting its distribution.

We did

The views of children and young people will continue to be sought as part of the integration of services.


The City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian Board know that we can do more to bring children and young people’s health, education and social work services together and manage them in a more joined-up way.

Edinburgh has lots of services for children, young people, parents and carers including clinics, nurseries, schools, community centres and health centres.

We know that these services are not always in the best places, appointments are not always at the best time and activities are not always equally available across the city.

We want to improve what’s on offer, make it easier to access services and help people get the best out of the advice, support and resources we have here in Edinburgh. And when things are difficult, we want to make sure that help and support is available to children, young people and families before things get worse.

Why your views matter

As part of the ongoing development of bringing these services together, we’re consulting with a number of people and groups. It is important that the voices of children and young people are heard as part of this process. 

We would like to hear the views of children and young people on what is important for them about health, education, social work and other services. The following survey asks children and young people to share their views and experiences of these services. 

What happens next

The first phase of the staff consultation took place between April and May 2014.  The engagement with children and young people, parents/carers and other stakeholders is ongoing.

Children and young people and parents/carers will continue to be consulted as services develop.  Further reports on the development of integrated services will be submitted to the Education, Children and Families Committee, NHS Lothian and Edinburgh Children's Partnership.


  • All Edinburgh


  • Children & Young People
  • Parents/carers
  • Professionals


  • Children and Families