Policies and strategies
What are policies and strategies?
Policies clarify and communicate the position taken by us 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.
Strategies, or plans, focus on the medium to long-term priorities of the council, or council and its partners. They look to the future, define outcomes, take a long-term view and outward look. They take into consideration local, regional, national and global factors.
Our policies and strategies
Our key policies and strategies are listed below. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01472 313131.
Last reviewed/published: 14/10/2015, next planned review: 30/09/2017
The council uses this strategy to advise and guide Members and staff on its approach to the serious issues of fraud and corruption.
The council’s money laundering policy explains what money laundering is and the legal and regulative framework that is in place to govern it.
This policy provides a coherent and consistent framework to enable the council’s employees to understand and implement arrangements enabling compliance.
Last reviewed: 30/04/2017, next planned review 31/12/2020
Sets out the vision to support carers in North East Lincolnshire
Next review planned: 31/03/2019
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.
Last reviewed: December 2016, next planned review December 2018
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.
A Partnership strategy for Children Looked After and Care Leavers in North East Lincolnshire 2019 – 2022.
The strategy sets out how we intend to meet its Sufficiency Duty for the children we look after, improve the quality and choice of placements, ensure value for money and minimise the likelihood of suitable placements being unavailable locally.
Children, Young People and Families Workforce Development Strategy (On a page – Word document)
Last reviewed/Published: August 2016
Understanding what matters most to local people, what makes then safe and feel safe is at the heart of this plan. Together we want to build safer and stronger communities where people feel included and able to get involved no matter what their background. Where local people can get along together, can achieve and prosper and go about their daily lives feeling proud about the area they live, work and play.
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.
Last reviewed/published: April 2018, next planned review: October 2019
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.
Last reviewed/published: August 2018
To support consistent and robust decision making in applying sanctions to instances of Council Tax rebate fraud.
Last reviewed/published: 01/03/2013, next planned review: 31/08/2016
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.
Next planned review date: January 2020
A policy which outlines factors considered when deciding entitlement to Discretionary Rate Relief.
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)
Currently under review
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.
Published: August 2020
The Empty Property Strategy outlines our ambition to bring empty properties back into use, working with our partners to provide the right housing in the right place.
Last reviewed/published: June 2016
Food Health Service Plan (PDF)
The Food Health Service Plan refresh 2017 to 2018. Visit the Environmental health and food hygiene webpages for more information.
Last reviewed/published: 31/01/2013, next planned review: 31/07/2018
The policy outlines how the Licensing Authority will consider and determine applications under the Gambling Act 2005.
Last reviewed/published: April 2020
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.
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.
Green Space Strategy (PDF)
Last reviewed: 2016, next planned review 2021
The Green Spaces Strategy establishes the role the council and its partners play in directing the management of green spaces in North East Lincolnshire and guides the future
development of its parks and open spaces, making sure they continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of the community.
Last reviewed: 31/01/2017
Sets out our approach to health and well-being, focusing more on prevention and early intervention.
The Housing Assistance Policy sets out how the council will provide grants and loans to vulnerable residents in the borough, to enable independent living for all eligible residents and improve housing conditions for vulnerable owner occupiers.
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.
Last reviewed/published: 19/08/2016
ICT Strategy for North Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Council developed to reflect our shared priorities.
Last reviewed/published: May 2017, next planned review: 2030
North East Lincolnshire work to create a carefully planned network of indoor sports 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.
Last reviewed/published: 30/12/2013
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.
Last reviewed/published: 01/04/2015
The strategy aims to build resilience with the community to be better prepared for flooding before it happens.
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.
Last reviewed/published: 26/02/2015
Municipal Waste Management Plan – Summary 2016-2019
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
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.
Last review; April 2018. Next planned review; Dec 2020
The purpose of this document is to formalise and reinforce our approach to joint commissioning for SpecialEducational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) with NELC, NELCCG and other partner agencies to meet our strategicrequests in line with SEND code of practice 2014 and provide value for money, drive efficiencies and ultimatelyimprove the lives of children, young people and their families in North East Lincolnshire.
Last reviewed/published: 31/03/2015, next planned review: 31/12/2020
Supports decision-making by the council in terms of determination of licences, certificates and notifications that aim to promote the licensing objectives.
Last reviewed/published: March 2017
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.
Published: June 2019
The Official Food and Feed Controls Service Plan refresh 2017 to 2018. Visit the Environmental health and food hygiene webpages for more information.
Last reviewed/Published: June 2018
A policy statement that covers a number of matters concerning the pay of the council’s senior staff.
Playing Pitch Strategy (PDF)
Last reviewed/published: January 2018, next planned review: 2032
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.
Last reviewed: 16/10/2019, next planned review: 17/10/2021
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.
Property Policy 2018 (PDF)
Last reviewed/published: February 2018, next planned review: October 2019
Last reviewed/published: 01/04/2017, next planned review: 31/03/2019
Safeguarding Policy 2017 (PDF)
Published: January 2017, next planned review: December 2018
Social Value policy (PDF)
Published: April 2019, next planned review: April 2020
Social Value Toolkit (PDF)
The toolkit for 2017 to 2019.
Sets out North East Lincolnshire Council provisions in meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs.
Last reviewed: October 2018
Last reviewed: March 2017, next planned review: February 2018
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.
Published: May 2020
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.
This policy outlines North East Lincolnshire Councils commitment to provide a good waste and recycling service, which represents value for money and meets the needs of our residents and public.
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.
Visit the Local Safeguarding Children Board website for more details.
Last reviewed: April 2016, next planned review March 2018
Young and Safe service plan refresh 2016 to 2018.