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Adopters needed for children who wait longer to find a family

This National Adoption Week, 12-18 October, One Adoption North and Humber, the regional adoption agency for North Yorkshire, Humberside and North East Lincolnshire, is urging people who have room in their heart and home for a child or siblings to come forward. Groups of brothers and sisters, older children, those with health needs and children…

2 weeks ago | Children and families

Get into your stride this Walk to School Week

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, marked the start of Walk to School Week today (Monday 5 October) with Broadway Day Care. Children at Broadway Day Care, one of the local nurseries taking part in Walk to School Week, were joined by road safety officers at ENGIE and construction workers from PBS…

3 weeks ago | Children and families

Transferring to Secondary School – September 2021

All children who started in Year 6 this September will be eligible to transfer to secondary school (for starting Year 7) in September 2021. The application process has now opened. All information on how to apply is available on the North East Lincolnshire Council website and has been issued to all primary schools in North…

2 months ago | Children and families

Covid-19 seminar held for local places of worship

A webinar about COVID-19 was hosted by North East Lincolnshire Council last week for representatives of local places of worship. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more places are becoming able to reopen whilst following Government guidance. Places of worship in our area are no different, with some opening their doors to limited numbers and with…

2 months ago | Children and families

Parents encouraged to work with schools to reduce COVID risk

Councillors are encouraging parents in the borough to work with their child’s school to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading. The call comes just a week after many schools in our area reopened for students for the first time since June. Councillor Ian Lindley, portfolio holder for children, young people and education at North East…

2 months ago | Children and families

Return to school booklets for parents

Public Health England have released some resources for parents ahead of children returning to school in September. The booklets, which have been designed for parents of primary and secondary school children, answer some common questions and queries parents may have. To view the booklets, click the links below: My child is in primary school My…

2 months ago | Children and families

Ready to return: Get your child ready for school

Parents in our area are being urged by education and health chiefs to start to get their child ready to return to school in September. The call comes as reports suggested UK coronavirus cases are leveling off. North East Lincolnshire Council’s Director of Public Health, Stephen Pintus, said that the area’s experience of the virus…

2 months ago | Children and families

Council welcomes reduced exclusion rates for the area

North East Lincolnshire Council has welcomed the news that figures of children excluded from full time education reduced in the 2018/19 academic year, against a backdrop of national increases. The figures, which were released earlier this week by the Department of Education (DfE), reveal a 25% reduction in the number of children permanently excluded from…

3 months ago | Children and families

Council’s Family Hubs to trial reopening

Trials will be carried out in the coming weeks to look at the reopening of Family Hubs in our area. Two Family Hubs in North East Lincolnshire will be part of a two-day trial to see how well staff and families visiting the Hubs can manage with COVID-19 restrictions in place. If the trial goes…

3 months ago | Children and families