Become a Lay Leader: New opportunity to have your say on patient safety research

Deadline 1st September 2023

  • Do you live in Humber or North Yorkshire? 
  • Are you interested in improving healthcare to make it better and safer? 
  • Do you have good connections with community and/or public sector organisations? 

(NIHR) Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Research Centre are looking to recruit six new Lay Leaders to join the existing community of four Lay Leaders. The role is looking for patients, service users, carers and members of the public with lived experience of health and social care services to join their Lay Leaders.  

The role includes looking at research plans to provide suggestions and ideas, raising community awareness of the centre, finding out what matters to communities and prioritising work for future patient safety research projects.  

Find out more and apply here.

Care Plus Group (CPG) Community Governor

The Care Plus Group Council of Governors is looking to further develop its links with other organisations which serve our local community and has asked me to approach local organisations to find out if any of their members would be interested in serving as a Community Governor on the Care Plus Group Council of Governors.   Attached is some information on the role of a Community Governor.  This is an unpaid, voluntary position.

If anyone is interested in this role please complete the following form below and returned to or by post to: Joanne Ley, Corporate Administration Assistant, The Val Waterhouse Centre,  41-43 Kent Street, Grimsby, DN32 7DH by no later than 12 noon Thursday 22 June 2023.  Applications received after that date cannot be accepted.

Fostering Panel Members – Volunteer Needed

Written and send on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

Our Fostering Service needs your help….could you be a Fostering Panel Member?

Our local Fostering Panel is looking for new panel members to help make recommendations on new and renewed applications made to the Authority to care for Children who can no longer live with their families.

As part of the role of a panel member, you would provide support and challenge to ensure the quality of assessments and reports being presented are of a high standard, an improvement part of our journey to ensure we provide outstanding homes for children and young people.

Panel members play a crucial role to the development of our local social work practice and ensures we have foster carers who provide a safe, secure, and nurturing homes.

Support and training are provided to all panel members to enable you to undertake this role with confidence. If you think you could be a Fostering Panel member contact Glynis Tinsley via email,  

Volunteering Circles Project by Humbercare Ltd

Below is a volunter description for the Circles Project run by Humbercare Ltd.

Page 27 of the MAPPA report highlights the case of Maria (not her real name). Forced to leave the north bank, she was given temporary accommodation in the Grimsby area through Humbercare’s housing project which is in Grimsby. Without friends or family and with deep rooted mental health problems, and a conviction for a serious offence, Circles was asked to help. After two years the circle ended, without Maria causing further problems and an improvement in her mental health and social engagement.

Click here for the MAPPA Annual Report.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact John.

John McNally, Circles Coordinator, Humbercare Ltd

Telephone: 01482 586633

Mobile: 07736293067

VCSE Representative for the Safeguarding Children Partnership operational Board

Message on behalf of the North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Independent Chair Chris Cook

I have been the Independent Chair of the North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership since October 2022.

In that time, we have undertaken a review of the SCP governance arrangements, this has led to moving from having two Outcomes, “all children are and feel safe” and “safeguarding arrangements are effective” to the following priorities, based on data analysis and findings from local practice.

  1. Early Help
  2. Neglect
  3. Sexual Harm

In order to achieve the delivery of the priorities, the current SCP structure is being changed. This will ensure that all of the partner agencies are fully involved in achieving the priorities and in ensuring the effectiveness of local arrangements to safeguard children.

I have enclosed the revised SCP structure, the SCP Manager Helen Willis will be contacting agencies shortly to provide further details of the groups and to agree representation, which will be at both operational manager level and strategic management level


  • Considers/ reviews policies procedures and practices, makes recommendations to SDG
  • Review the core data set, makes recommendations SDG
  • Sub groups collated 4 p plans report to OPD
  • Analyses progress against the 3 priorities and sub group plans
  • Identifies risk in system, operational / practice/issues
  • Reports to the SMG, makes recommendations


Members should be people with a lead role in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children within their organisation. They should be able to speak for their organisation with authority

  • Independent SCP Chair
  • NEL Children’s Social Care
  • NEL Police
  • FOCUS – Adult services
  • Humberside Fire Brigade
  • National Probations Services
  • Designated Doctor
  • NLAG
  • Schools
  • Community Health Services
  • Children’s Public Health Provision
  • Voluntary Sector
  • EMAS
  • Youth Offending Service
  • Dentistry Rep
  • Chair of the CDOP (Public Health Lead)

In Attendance

  • SCP Manager
  • SCP Business Specialist
  • Legal Advisor

If this is something you are interested in, please contact Jennifer Johnson, Delivery Manager at Sector Support NEL Partnership

Volunteers required to help steward a Reclaim These Streets walk – Friday 25th November

From Victoria Henley, Community Safety Officer, North East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership:

We are looking for volunteers to help to steward a Reclaim These Streets walk on Friday 25th November from 5.30pm – 8.00pm

We are planning a walk of 2 miles, starting and finishing at Grimsby Town Hall. We require high visibility stewards and 1st aiders to help assist to keep walkers safe whilst out on the walk.

The walk is to raise awareness about violence against women and girls but also to highlight that anyone can feel vulnerable on the street, any age, any gender so we are walking as a community to ‘reclaim’ them.

If you could be at the Town hall for 5.30/5.45pm for a short briefing and to help register those attending the walk, the walk will start at 6.30pm – finishing by 8pm. Parking is available at the Town Hall.

Once we have confirmed stewards we will be able to start advertising the walk itself.

Happy to answer any questions.

If you would like to volunteer then please reply to

Community Link Volunteering Roles

Community Links are looking for volunteers. Community Links are a mental health charity providing a wide range of life-changing mental health and wellbeing services throughout the Yorkshire and Humber region.

For more information please contact:

Joanne Bailey, Peer Support and volunteer Coordinator

Liaison & Diversion Community Service