North East Lincolnshire Council

Policies and strategies

What are plans, policies and strategies?

Strategies focus on the medium to long-term priorities of the council, or council and its partners.

Strategies (or plans) are forward looking, define outcomes, take a long-term view and outward look. They take into consideration local, regional, national and global factors.

Policies clarify and communicate the position taken by the council on a particular issue, ensuring compliance with legislation, a focus on service development, improved service delivery and efficiency and safeguard the council, employees and service users.

Writing a policy or strategy

For guidance on North East Lincolnshire Council strategies and policies view our Strategy and Policy Toolkit (PDF) or download our Policy and Strategy Template (Word document).

Our policies and strategies

Our key policies and strategies are listed below in alphabetic order. The links provided will either take you to the host web page where the document and further background information will be available or directly to the document itself. If you require further information please contact the Commissioning and Strategic Support team by email at customer.requests@nelincs.gov.uk or by phone on 01472 313131.


Air Quality Strategy

Last reviewed/published: 14/10/2015, next planned review: 30/09/2017


Anti Fraud Strategy

Last reviewed/published: 31/03/2015, next planned review: 31/03/2017
The council uses this strategy to advise and guide Members and staff on its approach to the serious issues of fraud and corruption.


Anti Money Laundering Policy

Last reviewed/published: 31/03/2015, next planned review: 31/03/2017
The council’s money laundering policy explains what money laundering is and the legal and regulative framework that is in place to govern it.


Anti Bribery Policy

Last reviewed/published: 30/11/2013, next planned review: 31/12/2016
This policy provides a coherent and consistent framework to enable the council’s employees to understand and implement arrangements enabling compliance.


Carers Strategy (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 11/11/2013, next planned review: 31/12/2016
Sets out the vision to support carers in North East Lincolnshire


Charging and Financial Assessment for Adult Care and Support Services

Last reviewed/published: 02/04/2015
For charging and financial assessment for all service users that receive care and support services, following an assessment of their individual needs and their individual financial circumstances.


Child Sexual Exploitation Strategy

Last reviewed/published: 31/08/2014
This strategy sets out to address such issues and ensures that all children and young people in North East Lincolnshire live in a safe environment away from risk and harm.


Children and Young People’s Plan

Last reviewed/published: 28/11/2014, next planned review: 01/12/2016
Desired outcomes for children and young people in North East Lincolnshire, decided by young people themselves.


Children, Young People and Families Workforce Development Strategy 2016 – 2019 (PDF)

Children, Young People and Families Workforce Development Strategy (On a page – Word document)

Last reviewed/Published: August 2016


Interim Community Protection Enforcement Policy (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 31/12/2008, next planned review: 01/12/2016
This document contains the council’s statement of policy in respect of all forms of enforcement, legislative or otherwise, carried out by council officers and the framework upon which any action should be based.


Contaminated Land Strategy 2016

Published: 22/12/2016
The Contaminated Land Strategy sets out how the local authority manages its responsibility to regulate land where contamination is causing unacceptable risks to human health or the environment.


Corporate Parenting Strategy

Last reviewed/published: 01/07/2013
The strategy demonstrates the council’s commitment to ensuring that the life chances of every child and young person in its care are improved in line with their peers through the provision of effective support that addresses disadvantage and enables them to reach their full potential.


Council Tax Reduction Scheme Policy (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 12/01/2015
To support consistent and robust decision making in applying sanctions to instances of Council Tax rebate fraud.


Commercial Counterfeiting Policy (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 01/03/2013, next planned review: 31/08/2016


Commissioning Plan and Outcomes Framework

Last reviewed/Published: February 2016


Customer Access Strategy 2015 – 2017 (PDF)

Published: May 2015, next planned review: December 2017


Digital Strategy 2016 (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 23/08/2016
The strategy aims to make real a NEL digital by default approach. Digital by default means those digital services that are so straightforward and convenient that all those who can use them will choose to do so whilst those who cannot are not excluded.


Discretionary Rate Relief Policy (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 31/03/2014, next planned review: 31/12/2016
A policy which outlines factors considered when deciding entitlement to Discretionary Rate Relief.


Domestic Abuse Strategy

Last reviewed/published: 2015, next planned review: 2018
This plan outlines how are we going to tackle domestic violence and abuse within North East Lincolnshire.


Economic Strategy (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: February 2016


Education Strategy (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 01/12/2013, next planned review: 01/03/2016
The council’s vision for the future of education in North East Lincolnshire. It is fundamental to improving educational attainment and skills across the borough and raising the aspirations of all our children and young people.


Environment Policy (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: June 2016


Environmental Sustainability Framework (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 01/05/2011


Gambling Licensing Policy

Last reviewed/published: 31/01/2013
The policy outlines how the Licensing Authority will consider and determine applications under the Gambling Act 2005.


Good Neighbours Strategy (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 01/01/2014
A coherent approach to recreate good neighbourhoods that give older people a sense of belonging and having a worth in their community.


Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2013 – 2016

Last reviewed: 31/01/2017
Sets out our approach to health and well-being, focusing more on prevention and early intervention.


Humber Housing Strategy (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 30/06/2012, next planned review: 01/04/2014
The strategy has been developed by the Humber Housing Partnership (HHP) to provide a strategic framework for the sub region to ensure co-ordination of housing led interventions designed to meet the needs of people living and working in our sub region.


ICT Strategy

Last reviewed/published: 19/08/2016
ICT Strategy for North Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Council developed to reflect our shared priorities.


Joint Procurement Strategy

Last reviewed/published: 30/12/2013, next planned review: 01/01/2017
This Joint Procurement Strategy sets out the direction which will help to ensure that together our procurement continues to deliver excellent value that supports the attainment of both councils’ transformational and financial plans.


Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

Last reviewed/published: 01/04/2015
The strategy aims to build resilience with the community to be better prepared for flooding before it happens.


Local Transport Plan

Last reviewed/published: 01/04/2011
The Local Transport Plan sets out the vision, policies, strategies and priorities for the improvement of highways, access and connectivity of the local transport system.


Medium Term Financial Plan

Last reviewed/published: 26/02/2015


Municipal Waste Management Plan – Summary 2016-2019 (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 01/04/2016, next planned review: 31/12/2019
This Municipal Waste Management Plan Summary provides an overview of the measures that North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) intents to implement to build on the progress made to date on resource management and further enhance:

  • The services provided to residents; and
  • The sustainability of the management of Local Authority Collected Waste (LACW) arising in the area

Municipal Waste Management Plan – Technical Plan 2016-2019 (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 01/04/2016, next planned review: 31/12/2019

This is the Technical Plan that sits below and supports the Municipal Waste Management Strategy Summary document.


NELC – Statement of Licensing Policy

Last reviewed/published: 31/03/2015, next planned review: 30/09/2017
Supports decision-making by the council in terms of determination of licences, certificates and notifications that aim to promote the licensing objectives.


North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Vision and Priorities (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 01/01/2014, next planned review: 30/06/2015
Vision of all citizens of North East Lincolnshire living independently with their rights and wellbeing protected, in safety, free from abuse and the fear of abuse.


Pay Policy Statement

Last reviewed/published: 01/04/2016, next planned review: 31/03/2017
A policy statement that covers a number of matters concerning the pay of the council’s senior staff.


Play Strategy (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 31/12/2008, next planned review: 30/12/2013
The Play Strategy aims to minimise the barriers to play, whilst recognising the difficulties of providing services that meet the needs identified within the strategy.


Playing Pitch Strategy (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 30/12/2011, next planned review: 01/04/2015
North East Lincolnshire work to create a carefully planned network of playing pitch facilities that are well managed and maintained and which through community participation contribute to enhancing the quality of life and sense of well-being of all sections of the community.


Prevention and Early Intervention Strategy 2016 – 2018 (PDF)

Last reviewed: 31/11/2016, next planned review: 01/12/2018
This strategy sets out North East Lincolnshire’s ambition for the development of prevention and early help, aiming to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and families and ensuring that the right support is given at the right times.


Prosecution Policy (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 28/02/2014, next planned review: 31/03/2015
To provide an over-arching statement to officers and the public and other organisations of the council’s stance on prosecution following fraudulent or criminal activity directed against the council.


Risk Management Framework (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 31/07/2015, next planned review: 31/03/2017


Safeguarding Policy 2017 (PDF)

Published: January 2017, next planned review: December 2018


Safer and Stronger Communities Plan

Last reviewed/published: 01/01/2015, next planned review: 01/12/2016


Special Needs and Disability Provision Policy (PDF)

Last reviewed/published: 31/01/2012, next planned review: 01/07/2015
Sets out North East Lincolnshire Council provisions in meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs.


Tobacco Control Plan (PDF)

Next planned review: 31/03/2018
This document sets out actions aimed at improving the health of the population of North East Lincolnshire through seeking to significantly reduce the number of people who smoke in our area.


Treasury Strategy and Policy

Last reviewed/published: 19/05/2014, next planned review: 30/08/2015
The management of the council’s investments and cash flows, its banking, money market and capital market transactions; the effective control of the risks associated with those activities; and the pursuit of optimum performance consistent with those risks.


Value for Money Strategy

Last reviewed/published: 31/03/2015, next planned review: 31/03/2017
Our value for money strategy is designed to ensure that we are making the best possible use of our resources by providing a strong and deliverable approach to improving value for money.


Whistleblowing

Last reviewed/published: 31/07/2015
This policy document seeks to cover both disclosures and allegations of wrongdoing made by employees and members of the public.


Working Together to Safeguard Children

Last reviewed/published: 29/09/2015
Visit the Local Safeguarding Children Board website for more details.


Commissioning and Strategic Support Unit, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU

Email: customer.requests@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 313131