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There is a variety of general information on Charities and Charity Law available from the Community Toolkit, in addition, the following websites are particularly useful:


Arrow Icon     Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) – OSCR is the  independent regulator and registrar for Scottish charities, including community groups, religious charities, schools, universities, grant-giving charities and major care providers.  Their website includes information on applying for Charitable Status, running a charity, monitoring, charity accounts, charities in Scotland etc.  It also contains the Scottish Charity Register which gives information on individual charities and on what charities are in an area.

Link to OSCR website


Arrow Icon     Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) – a wide variety of information about, and for the use of, voluntary sector organisations and charities in Scotland, including statistics, campaigning, and policy information.   The website also includes a lot of resources to help set up and run voluntary organisations.

Link to SCVO website




Information on Child Protection matters, including the Midlothian Child Protection Committee, and useful links, is available from the Child Protection section of the Midlothian Council website.

Link to the Midlothian Council Child Protection webpages

Information on Child  Protection multi-agency training is sent out through by the Committee through a variety of channels including MVA's Training News e-bulletin, and Child Protection e-mail list.  Information will also be posted on our Events and Training Calendar.

MVA co-ordinates the Voluntary Sector Children's sub-group.

Links to local Children and Young People's organisations can be found in the A-Z of Voluntary Organisations in Midlothian.




Please see the Health and Social Care section.



Please see the Community Planning section.