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Children’s social care strategies and policies


Children Looked After (CLA) Strategy

North East Lincolnshire Council is the corporate parent of all children looked after in our borough. These are our children, and we have high aspirations for them and want our children to achieve the best outcomes.

As with any good parent, we want to provide our children and young people with the best possible start in life, so that they can enjoy their childhood. We have integrated our strategy for our children looked after and care leavers, to ensure the best possible support is provided as they reach adulthood.

Children Looked After Strategy (PDF, 762KB)


Children Looked After (CLA) Sufficiency Strategy

The strategy sets out how North East Lincolnshire Council intends 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.

This strategy should be read with the above Children Looked After Strategy. Both of these strategies set out how our looked after children services work.

Children Looked After Sufficiency Strategy (PDF, 232KB)

Sufficiency Action Plan (PDF, 290KB)

Sufficiency Needs Analysis (PDF, 1MB)


Runaway and missing from home and care protocol

The runaway and missing from home and care protocol is about those children who are missing from home or care. It sets out how we try to stop this from happening and what needs to be done when a young person is missing.

You can read the Missing from home and care protocol on the SaferNEL  website.


NEL Carers Strategy

The Carers Strategy lays out the vision and agreed actions of partnership organisations across NEL in support of informal carers of all ages over the next 3 years.

An informal carer is someone of any age who looks after a child, relative, partner or friend in need of help because they have an illness, disability, frailty, mental health condition or substance misuse problem. The care provided may be personal, practical, emotional, financial, or supervisory and is unpaid.

North East Lincolnshire Carers Strategy (PDF, 4MB)