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Children and families

“Take-up has never been higher” How you could benefit from free childcare support

FAMILIES in North East Lincolnshire are benefitting from free childcare, statistics show. According to the latest figures from the Department for Education, North East Lincolnshire ranked second against it’s 11 statistical neighbours for the up-take of free childcare for 2-year olds during last Autumn. Under the Childcare Choices Scheme, anyone meeting the eligibility criteria can…

1 week ago | Children and families

Allocation of secondary school places for September 2023

On 1st March 2023 parents and carers of children who are due to transfer to secondary school in September were notified of their child’s school place allocation decision. Those parents and carers who applied online via the local authority’s Citizen Portal were notified by email; those who applied otherwise or on a paper form were…

3 weeks ago | Children and families

Step Up to Social Work Q&A Sessions

The 14-month Step Up to Social Work Programme is designed for people with a degree who are interested in a career as a social worker but don’t hold a social work degree. Applicants must have a minimum 2.2 degree qualification (level 6) in any discipline except social work from a UK higher education institution or…

3 weeks ago | Children and families
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Annual SEND survey extended

The annual Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Survey has been extended until 10 March 2023. Over 300 people have taken the survey so far. We are extending the opportunity to take part so that even more parents and carers of children with SEND and young people themselves can tell us what would help them…

4 weeks ago | Children and families

Start a new career in child and family social work

The Step Up To Social Work programme in North East Lincolnshire Council opened on Friday 17 February for recruitment for aspiring social workers to apply for a place on the intensive but highly rewarding training programme.  Step Up To Social Work is 14-month, full-time training programme for talented graduates and career changers to become the…

1 month ago | Children and families
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Council welcomes increase in care leaver apprenticeship funding, urges businesses to “get behind” the area’s most vulnerable children

A leading Councillor has welcomed an announcement from the Department for Education on an increase in bursaries offered to children who have grown up in the care of Local Authorities. The Apprenticeship Care Leaver’s bursary, which is offered to some of the most vulnerable young people in England and Wales as they join the career…

1 month ago | Children and families

Mothers seeking support – here’s how your help could be key

Are you an experienced mum or grandma with time to give? A rewarding local project is helping new parents and mums of early years children by sharing the joys and challenges of their own parenting experiences. Mums and grandparents in North East Lincolnshire are being asked if they can offer vital support to women with…

1 month ago | Children and families
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Your Voice, Your Vote: The results are in…

If you haven’t already heard, Your Voice, Your Vote is the local version of an annual consultation run in previous years called Make Your Mark. The local Youth Action group lead on the promotion and use of the results from the annual consultation, by helping to inform local priorities and the top issues from the…

2 months ago | Your voice