Together for Childhood programme in primary schools on East & West Marsh wards

From Together for Childhood:

Prior to the latest Covid lockdown, Together for Childhood were delivering groupwork support sessions in 4 of the targeted ward (East & West Marsh) primary schools (Weelsby, Strand, Macaulay and Ormiston South Parade). Find out more about the programme and feedback by clicking on the infographic link below;

What is Together for Childhood?

The Together for Childhood (TfC) programme seeks to find ways to prevent child abuse and neglect, making communities safer for every child by bringing people together to develop and test effective place-based approaches to prevention. It is understood that child abuse and neglect are often predicated by multiple adversities and the aim is to draw on evidence and examples of best practice from around the world, in order to deliver what works. Locally, TfC is working with the East and West Marsh ward areas.

The partnership ambition is to develop a placed-based approach which will:  build local partnerships that can drive preventative activities and services, that are both innovative and based on the best available evidence; create sustainable change at a systems level; increase public and professional confidence in preventing, recognising and tackling child abuse and neglect.

The Together & Stronger programme is just one element of a Together for Childhood partnership approach

Where can I learn more/How can I be involved?

If you would like further information, please email or call NSPCC on 01472 803500 and ask for Lisa Smith or Bernie Taylor who would be happy to give you more information.

Why is Together for Childhood working in education settings relevant?

Improved mental health and wellbeing: Whilst schools are rightly occupied with supporting children’s learning (as well as health & safety and COVID-19 risks), offering additional support for a child’s health and wellbeing helps to put children and young people in a place where they are more ready to learn, which in turn can help schools achieve their academic outcomes. The TfC package of support helps children and young people to recognise and regulate their emotions, and supports schools staff too.

Meets new government guidance and requirements: The Together & Stronger package meets some of the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum and, working with our partners, can fill more of the gaps. The updated KCSIE 2020 includes guidance which focuses on improving children’s mental health and wellbeing.

How might the package of support for schools help them? 

Sharing the load: We’re offering a one-stop shop of support, team around a school, partner links. Once a school have a named person to go to, they can get access to more support earlier. The support will help to identify available adults, across each child’s life 24/7, promote of other support national services such as Childline, and link local support mechanisms.  

Saves time: TfC works to reduce the need for referrals, which are time consuming and supports the identification and connection to community assets. Avoids the need for completing multiple forms and going to multiple agencies. Increases schools capacity to support children’s wellbeing.

Greater confidence: School staff might feel safer, have more confidence to know how the wider support network and community can help children and their families.

Links to the community: Sharing activities and events in the community – life outside of the school, linking school community with what already is happening in their local community.

What motivates schools to engage with the programme?

We asked CP-co-ordinators and local Heads about what they need, and what they would benefit from the most. We’ve listened and can help them through this programme of support which can be adapted to meet the unique needs of each school.

SCaN for Communications Professionals Awareness

A virtual awareness briefing delivered by a Counter Terrorism Security Advisor (CTSA) or other counter terrorism professionals from your local police force. It lasts for around 90 minutes. The session provides an awareness of the principles of security-minded communications and outlines what small steps you can take now to protect your organisation.

Find out more:

Find out more about SCaN.

To sign up, speak to your organisation’s security manager or contact your local Counter Terrorism Security Advisor (CTSA).

Company Shop Membership – Update

From Company Shop:

For the time being we have switched to virtual sign ups.

If you have any referrals please still send them through.

  • I will be doing Virtual sign ups via Zoom/Facebook rooms including means-tested benefit/temporary check criteria (one to one). This will include the member having their picture taken on screen or requested to send picture to Me for their card.
  • They will receive an email discussing that there application has been received. This will need to be shown to retail staff upon arrival at store so they are able to access services and collect a day pass
  • They are able to pick up their membership card the week after from the till, they may be asked for some ID when collecting a card. They will still be able to use the store and café while they are awaiting the card.

Full Membership Requirement – Means Tested Benefit

(any one of the below)

  • Council Tax Reduction
  • Housing Benefit
  • Universal Credit with Housing Element
  • Income Support
  • ESA – Employment Support Allowance
  • JSA – Job Seekers Allowance

Temporary Membership – Requirement

  • Furlough
  • Or Free School Meals
  • Or Low Income

We do have a different way they can sign up if they do not have access to online.

If you have any questions please email me

Kind Regards

Mel Johnson –

Grimsby Jobcentre – Temporary Changes to Our Services

Grimsby Jobcentre:

I wanted to update you regarding the latest decision on Jobcentre opening times and hoped you would proactively share this information with your internal and external audiences.

To help keep customers and colleagues as safe as possible in the latest phase of the pandemic, the Department has decided jobcentre opening hours will be 10am to 2pm beginning on Monday the 18th January 2021. This temporary change means we can continue providing safe, essential services for those who need to come into the Jobcentre and who are unable to interact with us on the phone or digitally. The opening hours of our phone lines remain as they were. In addition, the Relay UK service and the Video relay service are both still available.

Anyone entering a Jobcentre will be required to wear a face covering, unless they are in an exempt category. Please remind your audiences to follow the latest government guidance on meeting with others safely and lockdown restrictions and that if we need to make an appointment with a customer, this will be by the phone. We will leave a message in their journal before we call them.

Thank you

Nick Gregory
Employer and Partnership Manager | Department for Works and Pensions

ICON – Babies Cry, You Can Cope

Sent on Behalf of Angela Rawlings, Designated Nurse for Children Looked After and Deputy Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Adults and Children

ICON Baby’s Cry, You Can Cope, is a programme aimed at supporting parents to understand and cope with their baby’s crying has now been launched in NE Lincs and across the Humber region.

Please see the attached communication document for further information.  Information can also be found on the  Safer NEL Website