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Vulnerable children get Easter donation

FORTY Easter eggs have been donated to local vulnerable people by supermarket, Morrisons. For the second year in a row, Morrisons on Laceby Road, Grimsby, has donated chocolate eggs to children living in the care of the Council.   Last year, the supermarket offered over twenty eggs to those young people living in Children’s Homes…

2 months ago | Children and families
A photo of Morrisons supermarket staff with their chocolate Easter egg donation

Supporters visit Horizon Youth Zone site

A “stand on the land” event took place on the site of what will be the new Horizon Youth Zone located in Grimsby town centre in the former West Haven Maltings and Migar House buildings. Key supporters including Cornerstone and Founder Patrons, and Horizon Youth Zone board members, were invited onto the construction site to…

3 months ago | Children and families
A photo of some of the Horizon Youth Zone Construction

Allocation of secondary school places for September 2024

Parents and carers of children who are due to transfer to secondary school in September have been notified of their child’s school place allocation decision. A total of 1957 applications were received for children living in North East Lincolnshire by the published closing date. Of those 91.01% were offered their first preference school, 5.37% were…

3 months ago | Children and families

New leadership team for children’s services

THE recruitment of a new social care leadership team for the Council’s children’s services has “groundbreaking potential” according to a leading Councillor in North East Lincolnshire. Ann-Marie Matson, Director of Children’s Services, joined the Council last December. Since then, a number of new Service Directors and Deputy Service Directors have been recruited by the local…

3 months ago | Children and families
Members of the children's services team photographed on the steps of Grimsby Town Hall

Award-winning Tip décor wins donation for young carers

YOUNG carers in North East Lincolnshire have thanked Grimsby’s Community Recycling Centre after being chosen for a £2,000 donation. The money, collected from donations made by visitors to the Recycling Centre, commonly known as Grimsby ‘tip’, is gathered up each year and donated to a number of chosen charities. North East Lincolnshire’s Young Carers have…

3 months ago | Children and families
A photo of the Young Carers

New birth registration service opens at four major family hubs

A NEW service available at local family hubs will mean parents have the option to register their newborns at a more convenient location. In recent months, government funding has allowed family hubs across North East Lincolnshire to open their doors to parents and carers, where they can more readily access local services.  Part of the…

4 months ago | Children and families
Photo attached: Councillor Margaret Cracknell pictured at the re-opening of Immingham Family Hub following refurbishment last October.

Fancy fostering? Now’s your chance to find out more!

Foster carers continue to change the lives of children and young people in North East Lincolnshire, according to a leading Councillor. The comments, made by Councillor Margaret Cracknell, come as residents in North East Lincolnshire are offered the opportunity to find out more about becoming a foster carer. The Council’s fostering team are running a…

4 months ago | Children and families