Citadel Families Project

The Families Project is funded by the Big Lottery and City of Edinburgh Council to provide extra support for children aged 5 to 12 in Leith and their families. Children are referred to the project by local schools, social workers and other agencies, but families can also refer themselves. The Families Project has a range of services for children, their parents/carers and the whole family:-

For Children

Junior Group – a small, after school group for younger children (5-7 years) who would benefit from a safe, supported introduction to the Citadel

Supported Places  –  extra support to help children settle in to one of our busy, open youth clubs, the Junior Club (7-9 years) or the Inter Club (10-12 years)

1:1 Support – weekly sessions with the Children’s Worker, at school or at the Citadel, for children who would benefit from more intensive support


For Parents/Carers

Parents Drop In – a weekly space to meet other Citadel parents/carers and get practical help, information and advice on a range of topics

Family Support – weekly 1:1sessions with the Family Worker, at home or at the Citadel, for parents/carers who would like more intensive support


For The Whole Family

Family Days – a chance for children, parents/carers and other family members to come along and enjoy the Citadel together.

To find about more about the Families Project, download the families project leaflet or contact one of the Families Project team at the Citadel.