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Did you spot the Voice and Influence stand at the Skills Fair last week?

The Voice and Influence department had an excellent day at the Skills Fair last Friday, at the Grimsby Auditorium. They advertised numerous youth voice groups we have going on in our area as all groups are recruiting new members – to name a few; Young Inspectors, Youth Action and Our Voice, Listen Up!. These groups…

3 weeks ago | Your voice
Skills fair stall

Playgrounds go smoke free

Children’s play areas across North East Lincolnshire are going smoke free as part of efforts to create a world free from tobacco and foster a healthier environment for children. The plans being introduced by North East Lincolnshire Council’s Public Health team have seen signage starting to be installed at all children’s play areas in the…

3 weeks ago | Children and families
Photo of Cllr Swinburn and Cllr Shreeve

Skills Fair returns to match youngsters with future employers

The annual Skills Fair returned this year, with over a thousand youngsters going along to meet with employers and education providers to find out about their options for the future. The event, which was organised by North East Lincolnshire Council, working with the Department for Work and Pensions, Franklin College, and Grimsby Institute for Further…

3 weeks ago | Business and investment
A photo of the skills fair

Social Work by the sea: Nurturing new social workers in a seaside town

Do you crave long walks on golden beaches and a beautiful sea view, relaxing on the sand to the sound of the waves? Look no further! North East Lincolnshire Council’s children’s services are seeking to recruit a practice improvement practitioner to nurture their newest social workers, based in the picturesque Victorian seaside resort of Cleethorpes….

2 months ago | Children and families
A photo of Cleethorpes credited to Jacob White

Councillors approve new education strategy

NORTH East Lincolnshire Council’s Cabinet have approved a strategy setting out how it will work with local schools, academies and education settings to help children achieve their potential. The Education and Inclusion Strategy was approved by Councillors at a meeting of the Council’s Cabinet last night (Wednesday 15 June 2022). North East Lincolnshire Council’s Education…

2 months ago | Children and families
A child drawing

Support available to help youngsters with exam stress

Youngsters sitting their exams in North East Lincolnshire can access free, anonymous mental health support and counselling to help them overcome exam-stress. Kooth is an online service offering free, safe and anonymous text-based counselling, peer support and wellbeing tools to all 11- 25 yr olds in North East Lincolnshire. Qualified therapists are available 365 days…

2 months ago | Children and families

Youngsters flying the flag at Palace visit

TWENTY young people from North East Lincolnshire had a brush with royalty after hard work earned them a trip to Buckingham Palace. The youngsters from across our region each completed their gold Duke of Edinburgh Award before the pandemic, bagging them a ticket to the meet His Royal Highness Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex…

2 months ago | Children and families
A photo of Gold Award recipients in the grounds of Buckingham Palace

New Mayor “in awe” of foster caring superheroes

North East Lincolnshire’s newly elected Mayor, Councillor Steve Beasant, has told how he left “in awe” after meeting some of the area’s silent superheroes – foster carers. The Mayor hosted a number of foster carers from across North East Lincolnshire for afternoon tea at Grimsby Town Hall, part of celebrations to mark Fostering Fortnight. Cllr…

3 months ago | Children and families
A photo of North East Lincolnshire's Mayor