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Achievements celebrated at Duke of Edinburgh Awards ceremony

YOUNG people were recognised at a ceremony in Grimsby earlier this month for achieving their Duke of Edinburgh awards. The Award, which was founded by His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, to encourage young people to learn new skills and develop themselves. There are three levels to the Award: Bronze, Silver…

6 days ago | Children and families

Volunteers sought to become School Appeals Panel Members

ENQUIRING minds are being sought to help decide on school admission appeals in North East Lincolnshire. When a child misses out on a place at their preferred school, or they want to change school but their application is refused, their parents or carers have a right to appeal the decision. The panel hears a case…

1 month ago | Children and families

Nominate someone unique for a YOUnique* award

Young people who have been in care and have experience of the social care system are set to be recognised at an awards ceremony later this year. The YOUnique* Awards are now open for nominations, and are an evolution of the hugely popular LACE awards for care-experienced children and young people. This year’s awards have…

1 month ago | Children and families

Exciting launch of new SEND Employment Forum

Join us for the SEND Employment Forum Launch. The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Employment Forum is a new forum bringing together local businesses, services from education, health, social care and the volunteer sector, and national organisations like the Department for Work and Pensions to meet with lead officers working with young people with…

1 month ago | Children and families

YOUnique awards

The YOUnique* awards are the evolution of the hugely popular LACE awards for care experienced children and young people. This year’s awards have been planned by young people from the Our Voice Listen Up group in partnership with children’s social care. We encourage you to consider and nominate children, young people and adults from all…

2 months ago | Your voice
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Council wins bid to help young people become ‘work ready’

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Young People’s Support Services have won a grant worth £93,315 to help prepare young people for work. The National Citizen Service (NCS) Trust announced around 100 successful recipients of grants, as part of a £20m-fund to deliver community-based experiences at a local and grassroots level. The Council’s successful bid is aimed…

2 months ago | Children and families

Family Hubs to be re-launched for support for local families

Our local Family Hubs are set to reopen in the next six months offering vital services to children and families in North East Lincolnshire. The Hubs, which have been open in a reduced way since the COVID pandemic, will benefit from funding from the Government’s Start for Life and Family Hubs Programme.  The Council is…

3 months ago | Children and families

Littlecoates SEND provision gets off the ground

TWELVE new specialist primary school places for children with communication and interaction needs have been created in Grimsby for the first time. Launchpad – the first school specialist provision of its type in North East Lincolnshire – is designed to be a ‘turnaround provision’ for early years children and those in Key Stage 1 (aged…

3 months ago | Children and families
(from left) Chair of the Children and Lifelong Learning Scrutiny Panel at North East Lincolnshire Council, Councillor Paul Silvester, Littlecoates Primary Academy Principal, Neville Wilkinson, North East Lincolnshire Council's Director of Children's Services, Janice Spencer OBE, and Mark Wilson, CEO of Wellspring Academy Trust.