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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 or by phone on 01472 313131.

Adult Social Care Charging Policy

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.

Air Quality Strategy

How we aim to improve the air quality in North East Lincolnhsire.

Anti Fraud Strategy

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

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

This policy provides a coherent and consistent framework to enable the council’s employees to understand and implement arrangements enabling compliance.

North East Lincolnshire Carers’ Strategy

Sets out the vision to support carers in North East Lincolnshire

CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) Strategy

Our Public Space CCTV Strategy for North East Lincolnshire.

Child Sexual Exploitation Strategy

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 Looked After Strategy

A Partnership strategy for Children Looked After and Care Leavers in North East Lincolnshire 2019 – 2022.

Children Looked After Sufficiency Strategy

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 2016 – 2019 (PDF)

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

Community Safety Partnership Plan 2017 – 2020

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.

Contaminated Land Strategy 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 Asset Management Plan 2018 – 2021 (PDF, 759KB)

The Corporate Asset Management Plan (CAMP), production and implementation, is essential in supporting North East Lincolnshire Council to achieve its corporate vision and outcomes. The CAMP seeks to demonstrate to all stakeholders the aims and objectives of the Council in owning and managing its property and land assets.

Corporate Parenting Strategy

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 Sanction Policy 

To support consistent and robust decision making in applying sanctions to instances of Council Tax rebate fraud.

Commercial Counterfeiting Policy (PDF)

Digital Strategy 2016 (PDF)

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)

A policy which outlines factors considered when deciding entitlement to Discretionary Rate Relief.

Domestic Abuse Strategy

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)

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.

Empty Property Strategy

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.

General Statement of Enforcement Policy (PDF)

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.

Green Space Strategy (PDF)

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.

Health and Wellbeing Strategic Framework 2020

Sets out our approach to health and wellbeing.

Housing Assistance Policy

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)

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

ICT Strategy for North East Lincolnshire Council.

Procurement Strategy

This Procurement Strategy sets out the direction which will help to ensure that together our procurement continues to deliver excellent value.

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

The strategy aims to build resilience with the community to be better prepared for flooding before it happens.

Local Transport Plan

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

NELC & NELCCG Joint Commissioning Strategy for SEND 

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.

NELC – Statement of Licensing Policy

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)

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.

Northern Lincolnshire Child Death Review Arrangements 2019/20

Pay Policy Statement

A policy statement that covers a number of matters concerning the pay of the council’s senior staff.

Playing Pitch Strategy (PDF, 2MB)

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 Help Strategy 2019 – 2021 (PDF)

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 2020 (PDF, 243KB)

Property is North East Lincolnshire Council’s most important non-people resource and property costs are the second largest cost after staffing costs. Property provides the means by which the Council delivers its services and manages its business.

Risk and Opportunities Management Policy (PDF)

Social Value

Special Needs and Disability Provision Policy (PDF)

Sets out North East Lincolnshire Council provisions in meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs.

Traffic Regulation Order Policy

Treasury Strategy and Policy

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.

Use of council land and open spaces policy

Waste and Recycling Collection Service Policy

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.


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

Visit the Local Safeguarding Children Board website for more details.

Related websites

Safer NEL

SEND Local Offer

North East Lincolnshire CCG

Contact details

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


Telephone: 01472 313131

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm, except bank holidays